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An Unusual Cave Bar Opens at a Hotel in Jerusalem

Villa Brown Jerusalem, a newly opened 24-room boutique hotel, offers something new for its guests. The old basement of the once a private residence house was transformed into a cave bar.... Read further
19.08.2017

IHG to Open Hotels in Bintan, Indonesia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced its debut in Bintan, Indonesia. These will be Hotel Indigo Bintan Lagoi Beach and Holiday Inn Resort Bintan Lagoi Beach. Both the... Read further
18.08.2017

St. Peter’s Square in Manchester to Get a 300-key Hotel and a Large Apart-hotel

In their attempt to revamp the look of the city skyline, Manchester council made a series of decisions regarding the demolishing of old buildings and replacing them with new ones. The... Read further
17.08.2017

Hilton Garden Inn Brand Will Get an Upgrade

Hilton Garden Inn will be updated, and the brand has already got six new prototypes. It’s a serious revamp for the hotel brand that was launched 25 years ago. The changes concern not... Read further
13.08.2017

New Cancellation Policy by IHG

In line with the recent changes in the industry, IHG also decided to change their cancellation policy. Starting from July (August or September in some locations) all clients of IHG... Read further
11.08.2017

Tourism in Israel Has Strong Potential for Growth

The hospitality sector of Israel had a stable performance last year and is expected to keep growing in future because of the increasing incoming tourism. This information is present in the... Read further
09.08.2017

Hotels in Budapest Post Highest Profit Across Europe in June 2017

The first month of summer was positive for the European hospitality industry in general. Local hotels managed to boost their GOPPAR (gross operating profit per available room) by... Read further
06.08.2017

Europe Plans Matchmaking to Get More Tourists from China and the USA

The EU is interested in developing its hospitality industry in order to get more tourists, especially from such large outbound markets as China and the United States. For this purpose, the... Read further
04.08.2017

Hotels in London Enjoy Growth While Munich Hotels Suffer in June 2017

Hotels in London had a positive month as they managed to improve nearly all main metrics in June 2017. The year-on-year data provided by STR shows a definite positive shift, which has... Read further
03.08.2017

European Hotel Industry Grows in Q2 2017

The second quarter of 2017 was a successful one for the hospitality industry of Europe. Hotels across the region managed to improve their main metrics and reach the growth of RevPAR... Read further
30.07.2017

Iran to Get a Giant Winter Resort

For many travelers, Iran is a desert country in the Middle East, but soon a large winter recreation hub is to appear there. Located on a southern Iranian island, this resort is already... Read further
28.07.2017

Hotels in Paris Welcome the Decision of City Council to Force Airbnb Registration

It’s not a secret for anyone that apartment rental services like Airbnb have become a real problem for hotel chains in recent years. The most visited city in the world, Paris, is no... Read further
26.07.2017

Hôtel de Crillon in Paris Reopens After a Four-Year Restoration

One of the most iconic hotels in Paris, Hôtel de Crillon, is finally open after an extensive renovation that lasted as long as four years. The cost of all restoration works is more than... Read further
23.07.2017

China Sentences Australian Employees of Crown Resorts

Shanghai court sentenced three Australians who worked at Crown Resorts to less than a year each for illegal promotion of gambling. Thirteen more employees, 12 Chinese and 1 Malaysian, will... Read further
21.07.2017

A Hotel in Hyderabad Refused to Provide a Room for a Solo Female

The story of a solo female traveler who was refused to check-in has become viral online, especially in Indian internet as this story happened in the southern city of Hyderabad. A local... Read further
19.07.2017

The Ritz-Carlton to Offer Yacht Cruises

The Ritz-Carlton announced the entry to a new area for the famous hotelier – it will provide travelers with luxury yachting and cruise services. The hotel company plans to build and... Read further
16.07.2017

IHG Reveals More Information About the Midscale Brand

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed information about its new hotel brand that will belong to the midscale category. The new brand will offer nearly same functionality... Read further
14.07.2017

All-inclusive Hotels Refuse to Serve British Travelers Because of Fake Claims

A significant rise of fake food poisoning claims from British travelers may result in banning them from all-inclusive hotel chains. British holiday companies have reported the increased... Read further
12.07.2017

30 Million Chinese Plan to Travel Abroad in Summer

As many as 30 million Chinese travelers plan to make vacations abroad during July and August 2017. This data was revealed by Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China, after a... Read further
07.07.2017

The Ancient City of Bagan Turns Into an Emerging Destination

Bagan, one of the most impressive tourist destinations in Myanmar, is slowly turning into a popular destination. The city was not well-known to travelers even several years ago despite rich... Read further
06.07.2017

Weird Ice Cream is a Dessert Trend This Summer

The all-time favorite street dessert, ice cream, has always been on the menus of hotel restaurants. It seems that we have seen all flavors and fillings possible, but the imagination of... Read further
05.07.2017

New Hotels Might be Banned in Venice

Venice, an internationally popular tourist destination, might prohibit the opening of new hotels in future. At least, that’s the idea of the city authorities that have been active... Read further
30.06.2017

Lionel Messi Became a Hotel Owner

Internationally prominent football star, Lionel Messi, decided to step into the hotel business. The Barcelona FC star purchased a hotel in Sitges, a charming beach town not far away from... Read further
28.06.2017

Rising Costs Makes Hamburg Hotels Struggle While Hotels in Paris are in Bloom

Hamburg hotels experience a serious decline in profit per room of 5.2% because of constantly growing costs. This information is provided in the final results for April 2017 by HotStats.... Read further
27.06.2017

Resorts World Hotel in Manila is Closed After Gunfire

Resorts World Manila, a popular tourist complex in the capital of the Philippines, was closed after a tragic event. A lone gunman started making shots from a rifle and then set flame to... Read further
26.06.2017

Hilton Encourages Guests to Gym

It’s not a secret that many hotel guests do not work out while away from home simply because they do not want to find out where the gym is and then go there. At Hilton, you... Read further
23.06.2017

Hotels in Northern Ireland Ask Protection Because of Brexit

Hospitality industry of Northern Ireland, which is worth more than £1 billion, is asking protection and a special status after Brexit. That includes the right for citizens of the... Read further
22.06.2017

Hotel Design Trends 2017

It may sound odd for travelers, but the look of hotels is also not fixed and it tends to change every year or even season. At least, MatchLine Design Group is sure in that, and so the... Read further
21.06.2017

Radisson Blu Reduces Ecological Footprint of Meeting Facilities

Carlson Rezidor Group announced new environment-friendly initiatives for its Radisson Blu brand. From now, all meeting facilities in hotels by this brand will be carbon-free. Radisson Blu... Read further
20.06.2017

Old War Building in London to be Turned into a Hotel

The legendary Old War Office building that is located in Whitehall is to be transformed into a hotel. The complex, which will have a luxury hotel and deluxe residences, will be launched by... Read further
19.06.2017

Hotels in Edinburgh Enjoy Increased Profit Thanks to a Series of Events

April was incredibly successful for hotels in Edinburgh that managed to increase their profit per room by a fantastic 52.2%. This became possible because of a series of events that... Read further
18.06.2017

Empty Prisons in the Netherlands to Be Turned into Hotels

In many countries, like the United States, overcrowding of prisons is often a problem, but that doesn’t’ apply to the Netherlands. Actually, many prisons in this country are so... Read further
17.06.2017

The Future of the Princess Brand in China

The Bangkok-based hotelier Dusit International is serious about promoting its Princess brand in China. In order to increase expansion on the market, the Thai hotel company has concluded a... Read further
15.06.2017

W Hotel in Barcelona Renovates All Guest Rooms

If you are planning to make a vacation in Barcelona, but do not know what hotel to book, take a look at the recently reopened W Barcelona. During the multi-million euro renovation, all 473... Read further
14.06.2017

Glorious Results of Hotels in Berlin in May 2017

According to the preliminary data for May published by STR Global, the last month was profitable for hotels in Berlin. They managed to improve all main metrics and increase RevPAR by... Read further
13.06.2017

New Artificial Islands in Dubai Could be Ready by 2020

Dubai Holding has revealed its plans regarding one more ambitious project – the famous investment company is planning to finish another set of man-made islands by 2020. The building of... Read further
11.06.2017

Hotels in Thailand Serve More Chinese Visitors Thanks to Krabi Airport

Krabi International Airport, Thailand, has increased its capacity. Last year, the airport reached a new record and served two million passengers. The total amount of receipts reached... Read further
09.06.2017

TED-Style Workshops at Marriott Hotels in Europe

The European branch of the famous hotelier announced the launch of a series of workshops for its guests, which will be made in TED style. TED Talks is a partner of Marriott, so it was... Read further
07.06.2017

Employees of Aldon Hotel in Berlin Allegedly Stole €1 Million

One of the most famous hotels in Berlin, Hotel Aldon by Kempinski, has started an investigation against its own employees. The employees are accused of selling drinks and items that were... Read further
06.06.2017

London Canary Wharf – A New Hot Spot on London Map

If you’re planning to visit London this summer and do not know where to stay, take a look at the newly opened Novotel London Canary Wharf. The 39-storey hotel has much to offer to its... Read further
05.06.2017

Japanese Brand Muji Comes to China

Muji Hotels announced the expansion of the brand to China in order to pursue the potential of the rapidly developing market. The announcement has drawn much attention in the Chinese media.... Read further
04.06.2017

London Hotels to Have a Strong Summer

Hotels in London do not seem to stop after a record first quarter of 2017. As there are several summer events that are likely to bring more tourists to the city, the UK capital is expected... Read further
01.06.2017

Hotel Indigo Opens in Warsaw

InterContinental Group now has one more property in Warsaw, Hotel Indigo – Nowy Swiat. The hotel is conveniently open on Nowy Swiat or “New World” Street that is also one... Read further
31.05.2017

A Challenging Decade for European Hotels

European hotel industry seems to be growing and improving its performance through years, however, a detailed report shows that many destinations face serious challenges. For example, hotels... Read further
30.05.2017

Bristol and Bath Hotels Boost Their Rates For UEFA Final

As UEFA Champions League Final is approaching, hotels near Cardiff, the UK, try to benefit from the event and skyrocket their daily rates. For example, Bath and Bristol hotels have already... Read further
29.05.2017

Newest Trends Shape F&B Industry

Hotel industry keeps changing to meet newest requirements and demands of modern travelers. Food and beverage are no exception. According to industry insiders, the days of four-course... Read further
28.05.2017

Viceroy Hotel Group to Open a Hotel in Cocobay, Vietnam

Vietnam, an emerging travel destination in Southeast Asia, attracts not only travelers but also hotel companies from all over the world. As big investors come to lush Vietnam land, truly... Read further
27.05.2017

Robotic Technologies for Hotels in China

Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited together with Shanghai Liming Intelligent Technology announced their plans to develop special robotic technologies for hotels. For this purpose, they... Read further
26.05.2017

The Stafford Hotel in London Upgrades Its Suites and Restaurant

The Stafford London, an iconic boutique hotel in the heart of the UK’s capital, reopened its suites and restaurant after a multi-million dollar redesign.

The 11 carriage... Read further
23.05.2017

The First Women-Run Hotel in Al Barsha, Dubai, is Announced

Time Hotels Management has announced its plan to open a hotel that will be almost completely run by women. The four-star hotel will be located in Al Barsha district in Dubai that is known... Read further
22.05.2017

Optimistic April 2017 Results for Hotels in London

The second month of spring was also profitable for London hotels. They managed to increase their occupancy, average daily rate, and enjoy the growth of RevPAR of 10.3% to £119.40.... Read further
21.05.2017

A Dramatic Drop of Revenue for Hotels in Munich in April 2017

April 2017 data provided by STR has brought some negative news for hotels in Munich, Germany. They experienced a truly dramatic decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR) of... Read further
20.05.2017

Moxy Expands in Japan

Moxy Hotels continue their expansion in Asia Pacific by announcing two more properties for Japan. Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi will greet their first guests closer to the... Read further
19.05.2017

Hotels in Berlin Increase Their Revenues in March 2017

The start of spring was very successful for hotels in Berlin. According to the data provided by HotStats, hotels in the capital of Germany managed to gain their revenues by 7.0%,... Read further
18.05.2017

Q1 Results for Key Regions of the World

The new statistics regarding the Q1 performance of all key regions compared to the previous year is available by SRT. According to the data, hotels in Europe enjoy improvement of all the... Read further
17.05.2017

Dorset to Get a Major Development

The British resort city of Dorset is to get a major facelift. It was reported that a new project worth £250 million has been approved for the city. The redevelopment project will be... Read further
11.05.2017

Rooftop Restaurants Get Green-lighted in Dubai

Hotels in Dubai have finally got a permission to build bars and restaurants on the roofs of their buildings. Such a practice is internationally popular, but until now it was prohibited in... Read further
10.05.2017

Upgraded F&B Offerings by Hilton Garden

Hilton Garden Inn announced the adjustment of its food and beverage program. The program will be changed in order to meet new requirements connected with current trends, including healthier... Read further
09.05.2017

In-Room Streaming at Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt has launched a new exciting feature for its guests, who now can enjoy personalized television streaming in their rooms. The streaming is available through the upgraded World of Hyatt... Read further
08.05.2017

Viceroy Launches Resort Hotel in Kopaonik, Serbia

When it comes to selecting a ski resort in Europe, travelers usually think of the popular Alps, forgetting that there are many wonderful and no less picturesque resorts in the region.... Read further
07.05.2017

Hotels in Brussels Post 5 Consecutive Months of Growth

The hospitality industry of the capital of Belgium seems to be back on track after a year of declines. Hotels in Brussels have posted already five consecutive months of occupancy growth.... Read further
06.05.2017

Milestone Deal for Hilton Hotels in Sri Lanka

Hilton has signed a milestone deal with Melwa Hotels and Resorts Private Limited. Together, the companies will open 6 Hilton hotels in Sri Lanka. These will be three hotels under the Hilton... Read further
05.05.2017

The Palace Hotel in Bürgenstock is Open After 8 Years of Renovation

The Palace Hotel in Bürgenstock Resort, which is located on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, started accepting meeting and event reservations and will soon greet tourists. The iconic hotel of a... Read further
04.05.2017

Hotel Industry of India to Lose Half of Revenues Due to Liquor Ban

The recent ban of the Indian government on the sale of alcohol in all shops, bars, and restaurants along national and state highways will seriously affect both food and beverage and... Read further
03.05.2017

Thai Billionaire to Build a US$3.5 Billion Property in Bangkok

The richest man in Thailand, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, has revealed his plans of investing US$3.5 billion into a mixed-use development in the central part of Bangkok. The complex will... Read further
30.04.2017

Owner of Viagra Hotel was Forced to Change the Name

In a previous article, we told our readers about a creative owner of a hotel in Blackpool, the UK, who decided to change the name of his guesthouse into a Viagra hotel. Naturally, such a... Read further
29.04.2017

Seibu Hotels to Launch an Affordable Hotel Brand

Seibu Hotels announced that it would launch a separate brand with lower price of guest rooms in 2019. The new hotel brand will target middle-income travelers, especially international... Read further
27.04.2017

Starwood Forms a Joint Venture with a Chinese Developer

Starwood Capital Group announced the establishment of a hotel joint venture with Shimao Hotels & Resorts, a Chinese property developer with 20 hotels in the country with nearly 6,500 rooms.... Read further
26.04.2017

Slowed but Continuous Growth of Hotels in Dublin

Hotels in Dublin keep showing continuous growth in profit per room, even though the metric is slowing down. In February 20017, the year-on-year growth estimated 4.5%. This is quite a... Read further
24.04.2017

Hyatt Opens a Regency Hotel in Amsterdam

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has finally debuted with its Hyatt Regency brand in the capital of the Netherlands. Hyatt Regency Amsterdam has become the third hotel in the country, with the two... Read further
22.04.2017

Hilton Opens Its First Curio Collection Hotel in Italy

La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort in Siena, Tuscany, has become the first Curio Collection by Hilton branded property in Italy. Once a small medieval village, nowadays it’s a prestigious... Read further
21.04.2017

Hotels in Heathrow Have Smaller Profit Despite Record Number of Passengers

Heathrow Airport may be the biggest gateway of the country with a record 5.27 million passengers in February, but that couldn’t prevent hotels in Heathrow from shrinking RevPAR.... Read further
20.04.2017

Marriott Updates Its Loyalty Program

Marriott International announced the addition of the PlacePass technology to its loyalty program. The metasearch platform is added to the upgraded profile in order to make it more... Read further
18.04.2017

Accommodation for Glastonbury is Available for Rent

As the Glastonbury Festival approaches, more people search for possible accommodation. While the majority of visitors will seek budget-friendly options, luxury guests are welcome at a... Read further
17.04.2017

New Campaign by Westin to Improve Sleep

Westin Hotels & Resorts has launched a new program aimed at improving the quality of sleep of hotel guests. This time the famous hotelier partnered with the World Sleep Society. The... Read further
09.04.2017

Rezidor Appoints a Female Hotel GM

The Rezidor Hotel Group has made a milestone step for its soon to open hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The company has appointed the first female general manager in the industry. She will be... Read further
07.04.2017

Almost Half a Billion International Tourists Visited the EU in 2016

The European Union has always been known as a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The number of tourist arrivals increases steadily, and the previous year was no... Read further
06.04.2017

Hotel Eden in Rome is Open Again

A prominent hotel in Rome, Eden, is finally open after a renovation that lasted 18 months. The opening ceremony took place a few days ago at the hotel, which is located in the heart of Rome... Read further
05.04.2017

Swiss Customs Take Away Artworks from a Luxury Hotel

The five-star Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, has lost its collection artworks because of a tax scandal involving Swiss billionaire Urs Schwarzenbach. The collection was seized... Read further
04.04.2017

Trump Registers New Trademarks for Hospitality in China

China’s trademark office has green-lighted as many as 38 applications from U.S. President Donald Trump and his family regarding the registration of trademarks linked to the name... Read further
03.04.2017

UNWTO Encourages to Protect Children in Tourism

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network is dedicated to the theme of Child Protection. According to the company, governments should take a leading role in that and prevent the... Read further
31.03.2017

Continuous Profit Growth of Barcelona Hotels

In 2016, the Catalan capital enjoyed the strong growth of profit, and the situation is seemed to continue in 2017. Hotels in Barcelona enjoyed a powerful start of the year, with January... Read further
30.03.2017

Meliá Opens Two Projects in Palma de Mallorca

New hotels in Palma de Mallorca do not appear very often nowadays, so the opening of two projects is a significant event for Meliá Hotels International. The famous European hotelier was... Read further
28.03.2017

New Japan Inspired Culinary at Aman Hotels

Aman Hotels and Resorts, a Singapore-based hotelier, has launched a new culinary concept named Nama, which continues traditions of Japanese cuisine.

The name Nama actually... Read further
27.03.2017

Extensive Expansion of Marriott in Europe

Marriott International has announced its ambitious plans regarding the company’s expansion in Europe by 2020. It looks like the hotelier considers Europe one of its major destinations... Read further
26.03.2017

European Hospitality Industry is Expected to Grow in 2017-18

Rising popularity of the Mediterranean as a vacation destination, growing importance of Europe for business travelers and resilient economy of the region will help hotels increase their... Read further
24.03.2017

A Blackpool Hotel Rebrands as Viagra Hotel

A hotel in the UK city of Blackpool has decided to attract more clients in quite an unusual way. It has rebranded as The Viagra Hotel. Locals reacted with outrage to the new name as... Read further
23.03.2017

Movenpick Continues Its Expansion in Saudi Arabia

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts continues expanding its Middle East portfolio and announces the partnership with Karan Gulf Services. Together, the companies will open a hotel in the industrial... Read further
22.03.2017

Hotels in Eastern Europe Add Value Faster Than the Rest of the Region

While Western Europe hospitality industry has to deal with ongoing complications, hotels in Eastern Europe benefit from increased room value, which reached the growth of fantastic 11%... Read further
21.03.2017

Co-living Spaces in the New Millennial Brand by Ascott

The Ascott Limited, a Singapore-based hotelier, has started testing its new co-living space concept that is intended for its new millennial brand, Lyf.

The concept was... Read further
19.03.2017

A Fire in a Chinese Hotel Kills 10

The Official Xinhua News reported about a devastating blaze in a hotel in the southeast of China. According to the data from the rescue teams, as many as 10 people were killed in the... Read further
19.03.2017

Saudi Arabia to Get 30,000 New Hotel Rooms

Hospitality industry of Saudi Arabia is developing at a quick pace, and the country is expected to get as many as nearly 30,000 hotel rooms this year. According to the study “Saudi... Read further
17.03.2017

Travellers Visit Fewer Websites Before Booking

A recent study by Fuel Travel has shown that nowadays leisure travellers visit fewer websites before making their choice. Actually, the average number of unique websites is just 4.4 and... Read further
15.03.2017

Nearly 1,800 Hotel Companies in the UK Might Be Affected by Brexit

The approaching Brexit might become a real trouble to the hotel industry of the country. According to Moore Stephens, a UK based accountancy, as many as 1,800 hospitality companies in the... Read further
14.03.2017

Food Sherpa Tours at ITC Hotels of India

Travellers, who plan to visit India, can learn more about its cuisine with a new program by ITC Hotels of India. The hotelier encouraged its chefs participate in the “food Sherpa... Read further
10.03.2017

Hilton Celebrates the 100,000 Rooms Milestone in EMEA

During International Investment Forum in Berlin, Hilton has announced a very important milestone – the company has reached the mark of 100,000 rooms in Europe, the Middle East and... Read further
09.03.2017

Dubai Gets First Legoland Hotel in MENA

The Middle East and North Africa region will get the first Lego branded hotel. It will be located in Dubai and will be developed by two famous companies, DXB Entertainments (a Dubai... Read further
08.03.2017

Samui Becomes a Year-Round Destination

The expansion of capacity of Bangkok Airlines together with the opening of the second airport in the country, Surat Thani, has been a game changer for the tourism industry of the country.... Read further
07.03.2017

Positive Performance of European Hotels in January 2017

Start of the year became optimistic for hotels in Europe as they managed to reach growth of all the three main metrics. In January 2017, hotels across Europe added 5.1% to occupancy,... Read further
06.03.2017

Hard Rock Comes to Malta

Hard Rock International will finally open its third hotel in Europe. After debuts in Ibiza and Tenerife, a resort by the legendary Hard Rock brand is set to open in Malta. The resort will... Read further
05.03.2017

Glorious Future of Wellness Industry

Wellness is one of the fastest growing industries. In just a few years it managed to add tremendous 10.6%. In 2013-2015 wellness grew up to US$3.72 trillion. What’s even more... Read further
05.03.2017

New Hotel Brand by UAE Developer – Form Hotels

Smartotels Hospitality International, a UAE-based developer, announced the launch of a new hotel brand – Form Hotels. This is going to be an upscale brand with unprecedented... Read further
03.03.2017

New Initiative by Hotel Jen, Shangri-La

Hotel Jen, a brand that is a part of Shangri-La International Hotel Management family, has offered its new initiative named Night Light. The idea of the new campaign is to help all... Read further
02.03.2017

Hyatt Churchill is Open After Renovation

Sir Winston Churchill is, without a doubt, one of the most prominent politicians in the history of mankind. The Britain’s prime minister has many fans, so it’s natural there is... Read further
01.03.2017

Hotels in London are Angry over New ‘Bed Tax’

Hotels in London, especially budget ones, are angry because of a new initiative of a Greater London Assembly (GLA) to impose ‘bed tax’ to all the 2,100 hotels in the... Read further
25.02.2017

Types of Asian Travellers

Technology company Sabre published its own survey regarding the development of travel industry in Asia Pacific. According to the company, the polarization of preferences made it possible to... Read further
23.02.2017

London Hotels Report Growth in January 2017

Weaker British pound keeps helping the hospitality industry of the UK, allowing hotels in London enjoy a growth of RevPAR of 11.8% in January. Such a year-on-year growth was also... Read further
22.02.2017

Japan Hotel Chain Replies They Could Remove Books About Nanjing Massacre

Last week we already told our readers about a scandal over books written by the president of a large Japanese hotel chain. As in these books the Nanjing Massacre in China was denied, they... Read further
21.02.2017

Sir Adam Hotel in Amsterdam Gets New Electronic Door Locks

A popular hotel in the capital of the Netherlands, Sir Adam, decided to take security of its guests on the new level and installed new Saflok Quantum RFID, an electronic door lock system.... Read further
20.02.2017

China Tourism Administration Urges Tour Operators to Boycott Japanese APA Group Hotels

China’s tourism administration encourages tour operators to remove hotels of a certain Japanese chain from their offers in order to response to the hotelier’s denial of the... Read further
18.02.2017

Volvo to Become a Hotelier

Volvo Cars decided to try something totally new and open a boutique hotel. Located in the Swedish Mountains, Northern Sweden, the peaceful hotel will be operating together with Tablet... Read further
17.02.2017

Madrid Hotels Enjoy Increased Profit in 2016

According to the 2016 data published by Hot Stats, hotels in Madrid managed to increase their gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) by 3.8%. Thanks to fairly strong... Read further
16.02.2017

Bvlgari Hotel in Dubai Will Open Later This Year

The date of opening of the ultra-luxury Bvlgari hotel in Dubai was finally confirmed. The first and only hotel in Dubai, branded by the famous jewelry brand, will greet its first guests in... Read further
15.02.2017

Hilton Launches New Hotel Brand

The Hilton portfolio has got one more hotel brand. Named Tapestry Collection, it has become the second collection brand by the internationally famous hotelier. The company hopes to attract... Read further
14.02.2017

Hackers Lock Hotel Guests with Ransomware

Cyber security has become a hot topic these days, and not only governments or large companies, but also ordinary travellers can suffer from actions of hackers. Several unlucky guests of the... Read further
10.02.2017

No More New Hotels in the City Centre of Barcelona

There has been a serious shift in the hospitality industry of Barcelona as the city voted to ban all new hotels in the historic centre. The second most popular city in Spain suffers from... Read further
09.02.2017

Hilton to Open a Hotel in Blackpool in 2018

Next year, Hilton will mark its presence in Blackpool with the Hampton brand. The hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with Create Developments (Blackpool) Limited.... Read further
08.02.2017

Early 2017 Bookings Exceed The Previous Year

According to Tourico Holidays, an American wholesale travel brokerage company, this year has a chance to be more successful than 2016. Even early booking data from almost 80,000 hotels... Read further
07.02.2017

Avalanche in Italy Kills Guests of a Mountain Hotel

Italy suffers again from an earthquake, and this time a luxury mountain hotel became a victim of the disaster. A powerful avalanche struck the hotel, leaving nearly 30 people under snow and... Read further
06.02.2017

Hotels in the Capital of Myanmar Suffer From Empty Rooms

As a rule, hotels in capitals enjoy high occupancy, but that is something that hotels in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, can only dream of. According to reports, as many as 80% of... Read further
03.02.2017

W Hotels to Debut in Budapest

Soon Marriott International, which is now the owner of W Hotels Worldwide, will introduce the W brand to Hungarian hospitality market. The famous brand will debut with a hotel in Budapest... Read further
02.02.2017

Famous Hotel in Scotland Installs Rubber Roof to Protect the Building

The world renowned Old Course Hotel Golf Resort, an iconic hotel in St Andrews in Scotland, plans to install a rubber roof to protect the building from damage caused by golf balls.... Read further
01.02.2017

First Advertising Campaign by Westin in 5 Years

Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of a new advertising campaign that became the first campaign of the hotelier in 5 years. The multi-million campaign is called Let’s Rise... Read further
31.01.2017

New Wellness Plans of Edition Hotels

It’s not a secret that wellness has become a true international phenomenon, so hotels try to keep up with the trend and offer new improved services to make guest experience even more... Read further
30.01.2017

Hotels in Europe Post Positive Results of 2016

Last year was mostly positive for the hospitality industry of Europe. According to the 2016 data posted by STR, European hotels managed to improve all main metrics. The overall... Read further
28.01.2017

Legendary Edificio Espana in Madrid to Get Renovated and Rebranded

One of the most iconic hotels in Madrid, Edificio Espana, which is located on central Plaza de Espana, will get a total touch up. The renovation will be performed by RIU Hotels & Resorts... Read further
27.01.2017

Casino Approval in Japan Gives New Boost to Hotel Industry

According to the current 2020 goal of Japan, the country plans to double its visitors in coming years. The primary goal of 2016 – to attract 20 million foreign visitors – was... Read further
26.01.2017

A 12th Century Castle Hotel Gets Upgraded

If you have ever dreamed of staying in a real medieval castle, the UK might be the best option. Many hotels in Ireland are open in real old castles. Ashford Castle is one of them. Built in... Read further
25.01.2017

Hotels in Amsterdam Suffer From Falling Revenues

Amsterdam hotels had to experience a drop of profit of 5.9% in November 2016. This was caused by decline of RevPAR of 2.8%. Even though the occupancy remained flat for the month on... Read further
24.01.2017

Element Gets Its Fitness Offers Upgraded

Marriott International announced upgraded fitness facilities for its Element Hotels brand. The upgraded fitness programs were developed together with Your Trainer and MiiR Bikes. It was... Read further
21.01.2017

Karl Lagerfeld Wants to Launch a Hotel Brand

The famous German designer who stands behind such iconic fashion houses as Chanel, Fendi and his own line, wants to spread his creative vision to hotels. This first stop is already known... Read further
20.01.2017

Hotels in Munich Experience Decline in Revenues in December 2016

Hotels in one of the biggest cities in Germany, Munich, experienced not that positive result in December 2016. The end of the year brought the decline of RevPAR (revenue per available... Read further
18.01.2017

Hilton Hotel in Prague is Sold

When searching a 5-star hotel in Prague, many luxury travelers preferred to stay at Hilton Prague Old Town. Indeed, this hotel in the Czech capital has become very popular with tourists due... Read further
17.01.2017

Hotels in London Report Record Revenues in December 2016

The end of the year was the time of prosperity for hotels in the capital of the UK. According to the data published by STR Global, London hotels managed to reach a significant growth of... Read further
16.01.2017

Main 2017 Trends in Wellness

Wellness has become an essential part of services offered by large hotels and resorts. The latest Global Wellness Summit in Kitzbühel, Austria, gathered more than 500 experts from 46... Read further
15.01.2017

Attention to Heritage at Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto

Kyoto remains one of the most famous tourist destinations in Japan. The city, which is protected by UNESCO, is a true gem of ancient architecture and culture. That is why when organizing a... Read further
14.01.2017

Regent Opens an Urban Resort in Chongqing

Regent Hotels & Resorts has debuted on hotel market of Chongqing with its new concept of “urban resort”. Regent Chongqing started operating in December in the financial district... Read further
13.01.2017

Japan Legalizes Casinos and Opens Doors for Big Hotel Projects

The parliament of Japan has finally legalized casinos in the country, thus ending a 15 years long dispute. This decision finally opens the door for big investors that are ready to open... Read further
29.12.2016

New Wellness Hotel Brand by Rosewood

This spring, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will debut with a new hotel brand with wellness concept. Asaya will be presented during an opening event in April 2017 at the Rosewood hotel in... Read further
28.12.2016

Claridge’s Will Get The Biggest Basement in Britain

The famous five-star hotel in London, Claridge’s on Mayfair, has received a permission to build what they call “the biggest basement in Britain”.

The... Read further
27.12.2016

Hoi An, Vietnam, to Get a US$4 Billion Resort

The Vietnam port city of Hoi An will get a large resort complex that costs US$4 billion. Named as Hoiana, the project will be developed by joint venture partners, namely, VinaCapital,... Read further
26.12.2016

Hyatt Place London in Heathrow Airport is Officially Open

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport is ready to serve its guests. This is the second Hyatt Place-branded hotel in London and the fifth in the UK in general. Managed by Cycas Hospitality,... Read further
25.12.2016

European Hotels Enjoy Higher Occupancy in November 2016

November was a strong month for hotels in Europe as they managed to show the growth in the three key metrics. The occupancy reached the level of 70.3%, which is 4.2% higher than in... Read further
22.12.2016

Six Senses Renovate Villas in Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

If you are seeking unforgettable beach rest in an exotic country, a vacation in a private villa in Vietnam might be exactly what you need. Six Senses Ninh Bay resort in Vietnam has just... Read further
21.12.2016

Nightstand Bibles Lose Their Popularity

Religious materials and nightstand Bibles have been usual in so many hotels, especially in the United States. However, hotel owners tend to ditch holy books and offer more modern amenities... Read further
20.12.2016

Amenities That Hotels Prefer to Get Rid Of

Hospitality industry develops just like everything else, and while some amenities and services become popular, others become outdated. According to the newest study by American Hotel &... Read further
19.12.2016

Taj and Shangri-La Adjust Their Loyalty Programs

Two Asian hotel groups, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts (Hong Kong) and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Mumbai) announced changes in their loyalty programs. The companies will... Read further
18.12.2016

Vienna Developer to Launch a New Hotel Brand

A Vienna based hotel developer WSF Group decided to change its sphere of interest and launch its own hotel brand called Alamanc Hotels. Currently, the company has a portfolio of seven... Read further
17.12.2016

Marriott Sets Categories For Its Brands

Marriott International decided to reorganize its portfolio and set categories for the 30 brands of the company in order to make it easier for customers to make a choice.

There... Read further
16.12.2016

Factors That Will Shape Tourism Industry Next Year

End of the year is time for different agencies to make their forecasts about the development of the hospitality industry in 2017. This time, the forecast is made by Magrino, a New... Read further
13.12.2016

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Celebrate Their 150th Anniversary

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited (HSH) celebrated their 150th anniversary this month with a large party that was held at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong. Everyone could see... Read further
12.12.2016

Hotels in South West of the UK Increase Their Profit

Despite definite problems with profit per room in October 2016, hotels in the South West region managed to maintain their positions and enjoy the third consecutive year of growth.... Read further
11.12.2016

Luxury Collection Adds Five Hotels in Europe

Marriott International expands its network of the Luxury Collection hotels in Europe. This time, the famous hotelier will add as many as five new properties. These are boutique hotel The... Read further
10.12.2016

Impact of Brexit on Tourism Industry is Less Than Expected

The Brexit referendum that took place in June in the U.K. made the hospitality market fall, but then it managed to regain its positions according to the data published in Western Europe... Read further
09.12.2016

Main 2017 Hospitality Trends

As the end of the year approaches, more and more experts publish their vision of the development of hospitality industry in 2017. This time, Muriel Muirden, forecaster for architectural... Read further
07.12.2016

Marriott Chooses Winners for Its Accelerator Program

Earlier we told our readers about a new program by Marriott called TestBED. The accelerator program is aimed to help innovative startups in the hospitality industry. This autumn, the... Read further
05.12.2016

Hotel Indigo Opens in the Scottish Capital

If you want to experience true Scottish heritage, the newly opened Hotel Indigo Edinburgh may be the right choice. InterContinental Group has just expanded its portfolio of boutique hotels... Read further
03.12.2016

Lowered Occupancy Rates of Hotels in London in October 2016

October was a month of mixed results for hotels in London. According to the data published by STR, hotels in the capital of the UK mostly posted declines in performance. The hotel supply in... Read further
02.12.2016

Global LGBT Market is Growing

Every year the global value of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) market keeps growing. Nowadays, the value is already USD$211 billion according to the data... Read further
01.12.2016

Hotel Occupancy in Europe is Down in October 2016

European hospitality industry reported decreased results in October 2016. Declines were recorded in the three key metrics. The occupancy was nearly flat, only 0.4% down to 75.3%.... Read further
30.11.2016

Scandic Opens More Hotels in Norway

Scandic Hotels, the largest hospitality company in the Nordic countries, announced the start of a long-term partnership with Utstillingsplassen Eiendeom A/S, Norway. Together the companies... Read further
28.11.2016

Average Results of Hotels in Brussels in September 2016

September was quite a devastating month for hotels in Brussels as they suffered a drop in profit of 56.9% compared to the same month a year ago. The reason for such a drop is high... Read further
27.11.2016

Popular Misconceptions About Millennial Travelers

Without a doubt, millennials are an influential force in hospitality industry. The total estimated spending of millennials on travel in 2016 is US$226 billion. Even though this sum... Read further
26.11.2016

European Pipeline Grows in October 2016

Despite refugee crisis, terrorist attacks and future Brexit, European hotel industry still shows signs of healthy growth and doesn’t lose its popularity in the eyes of investors.... Read further
24.11.2016

Fire Damages The Oldest Hotel in England

A fire in Exeter has nearly destroyed several old buildings, including the oldest hotel in England. The Royal Clarence Hotel was open back in 1769. According to guests, who were evacuated... Read further
22.11.2016

IHG Upgrades Its Wi-Fi

InterContinental Hotel Group will improve Wi-Fi connection in 1,500 hotels by the end of 2016. The selected hotels will get the new IHG Connect system. The remaining 5,000 hotels around the... Read further
21.11.2016

Manchester United Legends to Open Football Themed Hotels Across Asia

Two famous players of Manchester United, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, announced partnership with Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim in order to open a series of football-themed cafes and... Read further
18.11.2016

Immersive Food and Dining Programs at Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced the start of its global initiative Taste of Place. The new program includes a series of immersive culinary and beverage experiences that allow both... Read further
17.11.2016

The Luxury Collection Comes to Singapore

Marriott will make its debut on the Singaporean hotel market with its Luxury Collection brand. The first property operating under the luxury brand will appear in 2017. It is reported that... Read further
15.11.2016

President of Grand Hotel in Cannes Was Kidnapped

In October, French hotel industry drew public attention because of two large crimes. Just a few weeks after Kim Kardashian had been robbed inside her luxury suite at a Paris hotel, the head... Read further
14.11.2016

The Volume of Hotel Transactions in the UK is Up

Despite all negative forecasts, investors are still interested in hotel market of the UK. During the first three quarters of 2016, the total volume of investment reached £3.1 billion... Read further
13.11.2016

New E-cookbook by Wyndham

Hawthorn Suites, extended stay brand by Wyndham Hotel Group, has launched a special electronic cookbook called Homemade @ Hawthorn. The book is aimed to teach long-stay guests cook... Read further
10.11.2016

Hilton Opens First Hotel in Montenegro

Hilton Hotels & Resorts finally has presence in Montenegro. Last month the famous hotelier debuted on the local hotel market with its Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora. The accommodation will be a... Read further
09.11.2016

Six Senses Samui Goes Green

Six Senses hotel on the Thai island of Samui will attract tourists who like environment-friendly accommodation. The latest initiative of the hotel includes Farm on the Hill, a modern... Read further
07.11.2016

Soap Recycling Program by Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its soap recycling program to all properties operating under All Suites brands. From now, all discarded soap bars and open amenity bottles will be gathered,... Read further
05.11.2016

Steigenberger Rebrands to Deutsche Hospitality

Famous German hotel brand, Steigenberger Hotels AG, has recently changed its name to Deutsche Hotels. According to the hotelier, this will help the brand emphasize its German roots and... Read further
04.11.2016

Rezidor Will Open Hotel in Brasov

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of a Radisson branded hotel in the Romanian city of Brasov. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, north of the historic old town. The hotel is... Read further
03.11.2016

Marriott Launches Travel Business Accelerator

Marriott International has launched a special program for Europe named Test Bed. This is a six-week long program aimed to help travel startups that can make tourism and travel experience... Read further
02.11.2016

Chinese Hoteliers Expand in Europe

These days, China-based hotel companies expand not only on domestic market or Asia Pacific, but also in such popular destinations as Europe. Guangzhou-headquartered company Plateno Group... Read further
01.11.2016

Thai Hotelier Onyx to Open Hotels in Vang Vieng, Pakse and Vientiane

Onyx Hospitality Group announced the opening of three properties in Laos. These will be upscale hotels in Pakse, Vang Vieng, and Vientiane, famous urban and tourist destinations in the... Read further
30.10.2016

Branson Wants to Open Hotels in Space

Famous British entrepreneur Richard Branson wants to open no less than the first “spaceline” in the world with his Virgin Galactic, so there’s nothing strange that he... Read further
29.10.2016

Hotel in Paris Will Pay to a Cleaner Who Was Molested by a Guest

A cleaner who was molested by a Qatari guest in a luxury hotel in Paris in 2010 has finally found justice and has been awarded 57,000 euro (approx. US$63,000). According to the... Read further
27.10.2016

Hotels in Macau Serve 1 Million Guests in August

Hotels in Macau had a record result in the month of August. The 105 properties of the resort served as many as 1.07 guests, showing a year-on-year increase of 7.7 percent. Traditionally,... Read further
25.10.2016

Indonesia Will Launch a State Owned Hotel Brand

The government of Indonesia announced the launch of a new hotel brand that is aimed to challenge the obvious domination of foreign hotel companies on the market. Named Hotel Indonesia... Read further
24.10.2016

IHG and Novum Prepare European Expansion

InterContinental Group and Hamburg headquartered Novum Hotel Group announced their ambitious plans regarding European development. Together, the companies are ready to open as many as 20... Read further
20.10.2016

Hotels in London Post Stable Results in September

The first month of autumn didn’t bring any big changes to the hospitality industry of the UK capital. Hotels in London managed to keep strong demand despite the news about Brexit.... Read further
18.10.2016

New Millennial-Focused Hotel Brand by Accor

Accor Hotels announced the launch of a new hotel brand named Jo&Joe. The hotelier describes this brand as a “blend of private rental and hotel formats” and hopes it will be... Read further
17.10.2016

A Tough Summer for French Hotel Industry

As it was forecasted, the French hospitality industry had a challenging summer. Weak performance of Paris hotels was even worsened by Côte d’Azur attacks, making the situation... Read further
15.10.2016

Trump Launches New Hotel Brand

Trump Hotels introduced a new lifestyle hotel brand named Scion. The brand is described as a “next-generation” one and will be run by the three children of Donald Trump, who... Read further
14.10.2016

Dutch Market is Up, While Hotels in Belgium Suffer

The hotel market of the Netherlands keeps showing strong results in both occupancy and ADR, but Belgium, the neighbor country, cannot reach even close results. Hotels in Belgium still... Read further
13.10.2016

Marriott and Starwood Link Loyalty Programs

The merging deal of Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts is finally finished. The historic deal has given birth to a giant hotel company with 30 brands and 5,700 hotels... Read further
10.10.2016

Hilton Plans to Make Cancellations More Difficult

Hilton Worldwide is testing new types of rooms that will be harder to cancel in selected hotels around the world. The rooms of new type are already available for booking and are marked as... Read further
08.10.2016

Marriott and Starwood Announce Merger

Two famous hotel companies, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will merge into one super big and powerful company. This is quite a rare happening for the... Read further
07.10.2016

Chinese Travelers Prefer Luxury Hotels

There was always a belief that Chinese travelers prefer to book cheaper hotels in order to save more for shopping, but a new study by ITB Berlin and IPK International seems to break the... Read further
05.10.2016

Wyndham Rebuilds Its Loyalty Program and Revamps Brands

The meeting of Wyndham’s owners in Las Vegas brought up some significant changes for the company. They mostly concern the hotelier’s loyalty program and brands in the portfolio.... Read further
04.10.2016

Meliá Hotels Ask Guests’ Feedback

Meliá Hotels International, Palma de Mallorca based hotel company with 370 hotels operating in 40 countries around the world, asks guests to provide them with their opinion. The famous... Read further
01.10.2016

Mövenpick to Open Hotel in Stuttgart Airport

Following the success of its first hotel in Stuttgart, Swiss hotelier Mövenpick announced the opening of a second property. The hotel will be located just 150 meters away from the existing... Read further
29.09.2016

Chinese Tourists Keep Shaping Hospitality Market

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing hospitality market due to intra-region tourism mostly of Chinese tourists. By 2020, the market share will grow by 286.3 million new trips.... Read further
27.09.2016

Millennials Choose “Bleisure”

The development of “always-on” culture changes vacations, and millennials seem to suffer from it the most. Many of them leave their vacation days on the table, and... Read further
25.09.2016

Concierge Programs on the Rise

Westin Hotels & Resorts expands its concierge services as they are currently very popular with hotel guests. These days, hotels offer most exotic concierges like opera or butterfly ones.... Read further
25.09.2016

Shangri-La Expands Its Loyalty Program

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced its new improved loyalty system The Table by Golden Circle. This is a new food and beverage program that is not added to the main loyalty program of... Read further
23.09.2016

Golden Monkey at a Beijing Hotel

Beijing-based The Opposite House decided to celebrate Beijing Design Week and Golden Week in an unusual way. The hotel installed a giant 45-foot tall figure of a monkey.

The... Read further
21.09.2016

Hotels in Antalya and Istanbul Suffer From Lowered Occupancy

This year is full of challenges for hospitality industry of Turkey. Local hotels suffer from tensions with Russia, the failed coup and terror attacks. Hotels in Istanbul suffered the most... Read further
20.09.2016

Post-Brexit London Attracts Overseas Capital

Hong Kong based company Junson Capital has purchased the entire share of the company, which owns Hilton Hotel in London’s Docklands. This is the first major hotel transaction by a... Read further
17.09.2016

Four Seasons Enters Vietnam

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel in Vietnam. This will be a property in Nam Hai Hoi An. The famous hotelier will become a managing company of the hotel starting... Read further
17.09.2016

Voice-activated Rooms at Aloft Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts launched new experiment in collaboration with DigiValet. The companies will offer special voice-activated guestrooms for Aloft hotels. Currently, these guestrooms... Read further
13.09.2016

Wyndham Garden Prototype Gets Revealed

The Wyndham Garden brand launched the first prototype of a new hotel. For the construction cost of approximately US$115,000 per key, hotel owners will get modern architecture,... Read further
09.09.2016

Starwood Sells Historic Austrian Hotel

In accordance with the new disposition strategy, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide decided to get rid of one of its most precious and historic hotels – Hotel Goldener Hirsch. The... Read further
07.09.2016

Myths About Millennial Travel

Millennials have become a hot theme in hospitality industry. Numerous articles and researches try to separate these travelers from other age groups, but the new survey commissioned by... Read further
05.09.2016

IHG to Open Hotel in Gdansk, Poland

IHG announced one more addition to its European portfolio. The internationally famous hotelier signed the agreement regarding the opening of Holiday Inn Gdansk City Centre. The hotel will... Read further
02.09.2016

Mixed Success of London Hotels in July 2016

STR released data about performance of hotels in London in July 2016. In total, the month was mostly positive for the city and it posted growth in key metrics.

In July, both... Read further
01.09.2016

Main China Trends That Influence Asia Pacific Hotel Industry

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of Chinese investors in the hospitality sector these days. In 2015, the volume of their investment outside the home country estimated US$5... Read further
30.08.2016

Hotels in Paris Post Occupancy Decrease in July

Terror attacks in France sure had their negative impact on hospitality industry of the country. The downturn is so sharp that the French government has started a million euro worth... Read further
27.08.2016

Vietnam Hotel Transactions Score Fourth in Asia Pacific

Vietnam’s hotel transactions reached US$237 million in January – June 2016, putting the country on the fourth place with only Japan, Australia and mainland China ahead. The... Read further
26.08.2016

Hong Kong Hotel Praises Pokemon Go Fans

Ovolo Southside, the first warehouse conversion hotel in Hong Kong, launched a new campaign that is dedicated to one of most popular games in the world – Pokemon Go. In the hotel,... Read further
24.08.2016

Marriott Opens Social Media Tracking Studio in a London Hotel

Marriott International has opened one more M Live Studio, this time in a London hotel. The studio, which is the fourth for the company, is dedicated to generating real-time content for... Read further
20.08.2016

Dutch Hospitality Reaches Higher Than EU Sales Growth

The latest report of Statistics Netherlands reveals that hotels, restaurants and bars in the Netherlands enjoy increased sales in recent years. The sales in the hospitality industry have... Read further
18.08.2016

Starwood Debuts With Its Sheraton Grand Brand in London

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of its first Sheraton Grand branded property in the capital of the UK. Sheraton Grand London Park Lane will be open already this autumn after... Read further
18.08.2016

Four Seasons Hotels Are Most Ranked in Luxury Category

According to a new study by ReviewPro, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Library Hotel Collection accumulated the highest rank reviews among large and small hotel brands. The report of the... Read further
16.08.2016

Chinese Travelers Plan to Spend More on Vacation

The annual Chinese International Travel Monitor reveals that 92% of Chinese travelers plan to spend more on vacation in the next 12 months. Therefore, China only strengthens its... Read further
12.08.2016

W Hotels Debut in Scotland

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the debut of its iconic W Hotels brand in Scotland. The internationally famous hotelier will open a hotel in Edinburgh. Set to open in 2021,... Read further
12.08.2016

Brexit Didn’t Affect Brits’ Vacation Plans

Even though the decision to leave the European Union has made its negative impact on British pound, the British do not hurry to change their vacation plans.

The report of... Read further
10.08.2016

Hilton Opens First Canopy Hotel in Reykjavik

Hilton debuted on hotel market of Iceland with its new lifestyle brand Canopy Hotels. The hotel in Reykjavik is also the first Canopy branded property in the world.

Canopy by... Read further
08.08.2016

Business Travelers Seek Personalization and Self-Service

Mobile technology has made it much easier for travelers to manage their travel to another city or country. This is particularly true about business travelers, who, according to the report... Read further
07.08.2016

Potential Impact of Brexit on Hotels

Spanish-based consultant Ivar Yuste published his own vision of consequences of the historic vote, in accordance to which the UK decided to exit from the EU. The forecast is divided into... Read further
04.08.2016

New Hilton Ad Campaign Targets Men

Hilton started an interesting campaign for its Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites brands. While most marketing campaigns target women and millennials, Hilton offers something new with its... Read further
03.08.2016

Medical Tourism on the Rise

The medical tourism industry has become one of fastest developing branches of tourism. Currently, it is valued at US$439 billion, and expected year-over-year growth for next 10 years... Read further
02.08.2016

Ennismore Promises a Cool New Hotel Brand for UK

Ennismore, London headquartered hotelier, announced the opening of a new hotel brand that will set new standards for budget accommodation. NoCo hotels are targeted at modern travelers who... Read further
30.07.2016

Carlson Rezidor to Open Hotels in Poznan and Szklarska Poreba in Poland

Rezidor, a part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and one of most rapidly growing hotel companies in the world, will soon open two new hotels in Poland. The hotels will belong to... Read further
28.07.2016

Accessible Tourism at a Spanish Hotel

Astoria 7 Hotel in San Sebastian (Spain) has refurbished one of its suites to fit needs of wheelchair guests. The change was done as a part of an ambitious project by the hotel... Read further
26.07.2016

US$300 Thousand Package by Baccarat Hotels

Travelers, who are in search of exclusive and opulent offers, might be satisfied by the Heritage Experience by Baccarat Hotels. The 12 day journey in the US, Europe and Asia costs... Read further
22.07.2016

New Lifestyle Hotel Brand by Trump

Donald Trump, the Republican U.S. presidential nominee and famous businessman, announced the launch of a new hotel brand named Trump Hotel Collection. This is a 4-star hotel brand focused... Read further
20.07.2016

New Wellness Plan by Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Inc. launched updated wellness plan that was developed in collaboration with Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman. Together, the companies will support health of guests and ensure they... Read further
13.07.2016

Growth of Economy Hotels in London

London is widely known as one of most visited cities in the world, and that growing popularity of the UK capital influences its hotel sector. Since the 2012 Olympic Games, all hotel... Read further
05.07.2016

InterContinental Makes Forecasts About Future of Hotel Industry

This year InterContinental Hotels & Resorts hits its 70th birthday. To celebrate the anniversary, the famous hotel brand made collaboration with futurist Faith Popcorn about the future of... Read further
23.06.2016

Luxury Luggage for The Luxury Collection Hotels

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts launched an interesting collaboration with British company Globe-Trotter that is known as manufacturer of luxury luggage. Together, the companies... Read further
22.06.2016

Robert De Niro to Open a Hotel in London

Oscar winning actor Robert De Niro decided to try something new and step into hotel business. The celebrity actor who starred in more than 100 movies is to open a boutique hotel in Covent... Read further
20.06.2016

Sound Suite in Bali by W Hotels

W Hotels Worldwide opened an unusual suite in collaboration with Coca-Cola. This is the first W Sound Suite at the company’s hotel in Seminyak. The suite will certainly draw attention... Read further
18.06.2016

Massive Expansion of Lemon Tree Hotels in the Middle East

Lemon Tree Hotels, the third largest hotel operator in India, has ambitious plans about the Middle East, so the region’s mid-range hotel sector will welcome new properties by Lemon... Read further
16.06.2016

Hard Rock Unveils Upgraded Rewards Program

Hard Rock International, one of most recognized brands in the area of lifestyle and entertainment, announces new loyalty program. The changes are applied to Hard Rock Cafes, Hard Rock... Read further
14.06.2016

Raffles Extends Its China Portfolio

Raffles Hotels & Resorts, hotel company working mostly in luxury segment, announced new agreement with famous Chinese developer Jiangsu Golden Land. Together the companies will open a... Read further
09.06.2016

New “Cultural” Spa Treatments at Ritz-Carlton Hotels

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group has announced the launch of a series of new spa treatments available in selected hotels around the world. Only twenty hotels in total participate in the new... Read further
08.06.2016

UK to Get a £2bn Theme Park

Hollywood-themed park similar to one in California will soon appear in Britain. The building costs of London Paramount Entertainment Resort estimate £2bn. When open, the park is... Read further
07.06.2016

New Rewards for Members of Marriott Loyalty Program

Marriott International has made some adjustments to its Marriott Rewards program and has launched some extra benefits. There are three groups of benefits that are available for members... Read further
03.06.2016

First Radisson RED Hotels is Finally Open

Radisson RED brand has made its world debut by opening a hotel in Brussels. This is a big step forward for Rezidor Hotel Group that announced Radisson Red brand a while ago. The new hotel... Read further
02.06.2016

France Keeps Its Position as World’s Top Tourist Destination

Despite jihadist attacks in Paris last year, France managed to retain its position of the most visited country in the world and even posted growth in 2015. That has become possible mostly... Read further
01.06.2016

Mövenpick Will Open a Long Stay Hotel in Jeddah

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts (MHR) announced the opening of a hotel apartment complex in Jeddah. The new complex appears at the right time as there is a shortage of branded hotels... Read further
26.05.2016

French Hotels Threaten Euro 2016 Chiefs

UEFA proclaimed rental site Abritel HomeAway their “official accommodation service”. That naturally caused outbreak of anger among French hotels and so they threatened to stop... Read further
25.05.2016

Japan Tourism Boom Makes Its Hotels Full

Japan has an ambitious plan to double its tourism by increasing the number of visitors to the country to 40 million by 2020. While the plan seems to work well and the number of tourists is... Read further
24.05.2016

Gold Bar Opens in Dubai

Dubai has always been famous for its posh and luxurious projects and this one is no exception. Located on the top floor of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the new opulent bar named Gold On 27 looks... Read further
23.05.2016

The Oldest Hotel in Ibiza to Become the First Curio Branded Property

Hilton Worldwide will soon debut on the hotel market of Ibiza with its Curio hotel brand. The choice of property for the debut hotel is worth mentioning. Hilton will refurbish and rebrand... Read further
21.05.2016

Home Inns Apologize for Near-Abduction of a Woman in Its Hotel in Beijing

Recently attention of Chinese media was drawn by a story of a young woman who was nearly abducted at a Home Inn hotel in Beijing while one of employees of the hotel was looking on. This is... Read further
18.05.2016

Dolce & Gabbana to Become a Hotelier

Famous Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana decided to step into hospitality industry and open their first hotel. This is not the first time when famous fashion designer brand decides to... Read further
15.05.2016

137 Pillars Hotels Plan Rapid Expansion in Thailand

137 Pillars Hotels and Resorts is quite a new player on the hospitality market. The name of the company comes from the name of the heritage hotel 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai. The 30-suite... Read further
13.05.2016

Luxury Home Rental Service by Accor

Accor Hotels announced a new direction of their business. The internationally famous hotelier will offer luxury houses for rent. In order to make that possible, Accor purchased onefinestay... Read further
11.05.2016

The Building of US Embassy in London to Become a Hotel

A major £1 billion restoration of Grosvenor Square touches the fortress looking building of the US embassy in London. It is reported that the building will be turned into a luxury... Read further
10.05.2016

New Flagship Hotel by Hampton in China

Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of a new flagship hotel in China for the Hampton brand. It will be Hampton by Hilton Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town, a 223 guestroom hotel managed by... Read further
06.05.2016

Four Seasons Comes to Croatia

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced new partnership with Arqaam Capital. The companies will open the debut Four Seasons property in Croatia. Located on the island of Hvar, the new... Read further
04.05.2016

Qatar May House Football Fans in Tents During World Cup

Qatar will host 2022 World Cup, but the country is delaying building projects for the event due to lower oil prices. As result, Qatar may offer thousands of football fans to settle Bedouin... Read further
29.04.2016

Traveling Habits of Chinese Tourists

Chinese travelers have the biggest impact on international tourism at the moment. In 2015, as many as 120 million of Chinese travelers went abroad. That’s more than any other country... Read further
27.04.2016

Sarong Weaving Experience at Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Anyone who has ever visited Bali sure remembers the amazing national clothes called sarong. The rainbow colored sarong is a popular souvenir one can bring from Bali and an amazing piece to... Read further
25.04.2016

Traveling Habits of Millennials Are Not Much Different

There is a popular theory that millennials are a totally different consumer group and they require a separated approach. However, the latest research from PwC proves that most travelers... Read further
22.04.2016

Starwood Signs a 500 Million Euro Deal in Spain

Starwood Capital Group announced the launch of a joint venture with HI Partners. The newly established company will invest as much as 500 million euro into Spanish hospitality industry over... Read further
20.04.2016

Meal Delivery Service is Launched for Homewood Suites

Homewood Suites by Hilton now offer new service for their guests – meal kit delivery service. The food delivery service is provided by PeachDish, and currently guests are welcome to... Read further
18.04.2016

Hilton to Offer a Hostel Type Brand

Hilton Worldwide, the biggest hospitality company in the world in terms of the number of guestrooms, decided to mark its presence in an unusual segment. The hotelier, which name is a... Read further
15.04.2016

Hilton Brings Its Canopy Brand to London

Hilton Worldwide unveiled its plans regarding the opening of the first Canopy hotel in the UK. The new lifestyle brand will debut with a hotel in London. Canopy by Hilton London City will... Read further
13.04.2016

Rezidor Enters Economy Segment with Prizeotel

Rezidor Hotel Group has become owner of a 49% stake of Prizeotel, economy hotels operator. The acquisition of the stake cost Rezidor 14.7 million euro. The famous hotel company will... Read further
11.04.2016

Hyatt Hotels Use Fuel Cells to Reduce Power Dependence

Hyatt has made one more step towards sustainable power. The famous hotelier launched special fuel cells that lower dependence of hotels on electrical grid.

The principle of... Read further
10.04.2016

New Soft Brand by Hyatt – Unbound Collection

Hyatt Hotels Corp. will jump into soft brand segment with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The new brand will include both new and already operating properties in upscale and luxury... Read further
06.04.2016

New Midmarket Brand for China by Cachet

Cachet Hotel Group announced the launch of a new brand developed exclusively for China. The brand is called Savant hotel by Cachet and is developed by the hotelier together with Qingdao... Read further
05.04.2016

Glamping in Southeast Asia Becomes a Hot Trend

Southeast Asia is a popular destination these days, and increasing number of tourists makes hoteliers offer new and interesting accommodations. Comfortable large tents in emerging... Read further
04.04.2016

Marriott Expands Its Japan Portfolio

Marriott International announced a new collaboration with Japanese real estate company Mori Trust Group. Both the companies agreed to open as many as 5 Marriott hotels in Japan. The hotels... Read further
01.04.2016

Rainforest at a Dubai Hotel

Dubai has always been known for its ambitious, “one of a kind” projects, and this one is no exception. Hotel guests will soon have a luxurious way to escape the desert heat and... Read further
29.03.2016

Special Discounts for Hilton Loyalty Program Members

Hilton Worldwide announced new special discounts for members of the hotelier’s Hilton HHonors program. Now members of the program can book hotel rooms with discount. The discount is... Read further
26.03.2016

Melia Will Open Two Hotels in Mallorca Under Its Sol Brand

Melia Hotels International announced additions to its Mallorca portfolio. The hotelier will open two hotels under its Sold brand there. These will be Sol Barbados hotel in Magaluf and Sol... Read further
23.03.2016

Special Botanic Inspired Bar at a London Hotel

Café Royal in London opened its new Green Bar Botanicals & Tonics, a bar that is dedicated to gin production and mixology, as well as botanicals that are traditionally used with the drink.... Read further
21.03.2016

In-Room TV Series by Wyndham

If you stay at a Wyndham hotel, make sure you take a look at the new branded television series. Currently available at more than 7,500 Wyndham hotels around the world, the exclusive content... Read further
18.03.2016

Starwood to Open Its Forth Aloft Hotel in the UK

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced its new franchise agreement with Brighton and Hove Albion. The companies will open a new Aloft hotel in the coastal part of England, the... Read further
16.03.2016

Westin Launches Collaboration With Fitbit

Starwood Hotels and Resorts launched collaboration with Fitbit for its Westin brand. The companies will provide exclusive access to different fitness programs through Fitbit’s app... Read further
15.03.2016

Most Popular Luxury Travel Destinations by Virtuoso

Virtuoso, popular luxury travel network, published the list of most popular destinations for wealthy travelers in winter - spring 2016. The rank is based on the analysis of transactions... Read further
10.03.2016

Instant Dining Rewards at Shangri-La Hotels

In order to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the #LoyaltyIs program, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts launched “Instant Dining Rewards” available for all members of the... Read further
09.03.2016

Starwood to Offer 100% Cage-Free Eggs in All Properties by 2020

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced its plans to serve only cage-free eggs in its properties worldwide by 2020.

The hotelier is well-known for its sustainability decisions and... Read further
09.03.2016

Problems of Independent Hotels in Europe

It’s getting more and more complicated for independent hotels in Europe to attract new guests and compete with internationally famous hotel chains. Even though the gross bookings grew... Read further
05.03.2016

Marriott Opens a Hotel in Hague

Marriott Hotels has welcomed the reopening of The Hague Marriott. The hotel was closed for renovation purposes and now is finally ready to greet its guests.

The Marriott hotel... Read further
04.03.2016

Hotel Occupancy is 1.4% Up in Europe in January 2016

January 2016 was a good month for European hotel industry. It managed to reach growth in all the three key metrics. As it is indicated in the newest report by STR Global, in the first month... Read further
03.03.2016

Consulate Hotel and Iceland Parliament Hotel in Reykjavik to Join Curio Collection

Hilton Worldwide has made agreement with Icelandair Hotels in order to bring Curio Collection to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik.

Both the hotels are located in the central... Read further
02.03.2016

Starwood Brings Its First Luxury Collection Hotel to Tokyo

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of the first hotel in Tokyo, Japan, under its Luxury Collection brand. The hotel will start operating already in July 2016. The... Read further
26.02.2016

French Hoteliers Calculate Losses From Paris Attacks

Deadly attacks that happened in Paris in November 2015 have cost French hoteliers a lump sum of 270 million euro. Due to a series of terrorist attacks French hoteliers lost significant part... Read further
24.02.2016

Global Hotel Spa Trends 2016

Spafinder published its Wellness 365 report dedicated to major hotel spa trends for this year. The forecast throws light upon most popular trends in the industry in the areas of spa,... Read further
22.02.2016

New Brew Parlor at Wyndham Grand

Wyndham Grand has launched Brew Parlor, a new café menu that features coffee-based drinks and cocktails developed together with such famous experts as award-winning Chef Stephanie Izard... Read further
18.02.2016

Best Western Comes to Phuket, Thailand

Best Western Hotels & Resorts will open a new upscale hotel in Phuket, a popular resort destination in Thailand. Best Western Premier Himalai Resort will feature 425 guestrooms and suites,... Read further
17.02.2016

Scandic To Develop Playlists With Spotify

HTL Hotels will add specially adapted music playlists to its guestrooms and lobbies. The playlists are developed together with Spotify and feature music gathered from everywhere in the... Read further
16.02.2016

Mixed Results of European Hotel Industry

European hotel industry has been showing somewhat muted growth even though the economy has started recovering in 2014. The number of hotels in pipeline keeps increasing five consecutive... Read further
13.02.2016

Legendary St. Moritz Hotel Offers Diamond Cocktail for Its Birthday

Badrutt’s Palace, one of most popular hotels in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz, celebrates its 120th birthday these days. Named as “Twelve decades, twelve stories”, the... Read further
10.02.2016

Investment in UK Hotels Reaches £8.1 Billion in 2015

The report prepared by real estate advisor Savills unveils that in 2015 the UK featured high volume of hotel transactions - £8.1 billion. This is the highest result since the record... Read further
09.02.2016

Digital Travel Sales Reached $533 Billion in 2015

Digital hotel and tour bookings become increasingly popular worldwide. In 2015, the total amount of digital travel sales exceeded $533 billion, which is 13.3% higher than in 2014.... Read further
08.02.2016

IHG Adds Next-Gen Rooms at Its Holiday Inn Express Hotel in UK

IHG has added its guestrooms of new generation to first four Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK. The hotel rooms have been modeled with guest insight in mind. The new gen rooms will be a... Read further
07.02.2016

Latest Fire in Dubai Skyscraper Raises New Safety Questions

On New Year’s Eve one more Dubai skyscraper suffered from fire. This is the third high rise fire in three years in the region, so the occasion raised many questions whether the... Read further
29.01.2016

Turkish Hammam at a Dubai Resort

Turkish hammam has become a popular way of relaxation not only in its home country, but also in many other regions around the world. Now guests are welcome to enjoy the refreshing power of... Read further
26.01.2016

Challenging Conditions for Hotels in Bali

Hotels in Bali had a challenging year of 2015. They had to face such difficulties as volcanic disruptions, new government policy with new visa regulations, and increased hotel supply.... Read further
25.01.2016

A Forgotten Tunnel Becomes Event Space and Wine Cellar

A small Irish hotel that was organized in a 13th century building has recently got an interesting addition to it its facilities. An old abandoned tunnel was found underneath the castle. The... Read further
22.01.2016

InterContinental Signs Management Deal Regarding First Hotel Indigo in Phuket

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the first Hotel Indigo in Phuket. Named Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong, the 180-guestroom property is set to open in... Read further
21.01.2016

Germany Ends Best Price Offers of Booking Portals

The antitrust regulator of Germany ordered to end practice, which enables booking portals offer best prices on rooms that are lower than same rooms on official websites of hotels. Popular... Read further
20.01.2016

Carlson Rezidor Adds a Hotel in Brussels

Residor announced its new addition to the Belgium portfolio. One of the most rapidly developing hotel companies in the world will open a hotel in Brussels Airport. The Park Inn by Radisson... Read further
16.01.2016

Pipeline of Hotels in Germany Increases to Meet the Growing Demand

German tourism is on a rise these days as more and more global tourists discover the country and enjoy sights of Berlin, old German palaces, and numerous festivals. To meet the increased... Read further
13.01.2016

Swissotel Goa to Be Rebranded as Hard Rock Hotel Goa

The first Hard Rock Hotel in India is set to open in Calangute, Goa. The resort, which is managed by Spectra Hotels & Resorts, is currently in the phase of the soft launch. The 135... Read further
12.01.2016

Hotels in Paris Suffer from Terror Attacks Aftereffect

Parisian hotels experience reduced bookings after the November terror attacks in the city. The number of visitors has dropped and even traditionally hot period of the year couldn’t... Read further
08.01.2016

Sustainable Seafood at Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has launched new policy regarding purchase of seafood for its properties. New materials will help local hotels buy sustainable seafood that will enhance... Read further
06.01.2016

New Cocktail Program at Fairmont Hotels

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts launched a new cocktail menu at its hotels globally. Named Classics.Perfected., the menu includes both famous cocktails and new drinks created by best... Read further
26.12.2015

IHG Comes to Novi Sad, Serbia

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) will open its first Crowne Plaza hotel in Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. The hotel will be a newly built one, and will operate in... Read further
24.12.2015

New Gluten-Free Menu at Scandic Hotels is Launched Next Year

Scandic will offer more choices in its breakfast menu, this time addressing the needs of vegan guests and guests with food-allergies. The menu was already successfully tested at three... Read further
22.12.2015

Waldorf Astoria Brings Provincial Chinese Cuisine to Its Hotels

Waldorf Astoria changes the cuisine that is served at its hotels and now offers guests to try provincial Chinese cuisine. During the first stage of the project the authentic Chinese cuisine... Read further
18.12.2015

Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei Opens Unusual Buffet

The reopened Café at the Grand Hyatt Taipei is something you won’t see in most hotels. Over thirty chefs, numerous open kitchens and 168 culinary options from classic to exotic ones... Read further
15.12.2015

London Hotels Promises to Make its Guests Skinny

Conrad London St. James hotel in London (the UK), has launched a new intensive workout program called “Skinny Rebel”. The new program burns calories very fast, making... Read further
12.12.2015

Virtual Reality at Shangri-La Hotels

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts offers brand new virtual reality service using Samsung Gear Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. The company has already provided all global sales offices of... Read further
10.12.2015

New Lifestyle Community by Cachet Hotel Group

Cachet Hotel Group (CHG), Hong Kong headquartered hotel company, announced the launch of its own lifestyle community. Named Cachet World, the community will help customers find most... Read further
08.12.2015

New Customizable Experience at Conrad Hotels

Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced its new program for travelers that will be available at hotels of the brand globally. Stay Inspired is a new brand-wide program that includes special... Read further
04.12.2015

Mixology Classes at Hotels Become a Huge Hit

These days, when travelers become more and more demanding, hotels strive to offer authentic experiences, and local cuisine and drinks are one of inexpensive ways to do that. As a rule,... Read further
03.12.2015

Free Wi-Fi for All Devices at Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced changes that will surely be welcomed by all modern travelers. The company now offers complimentary Wi-Fi for unlimited number of devices. The... Read further
01.12.2015

Best Western Brings Its Vib Hotel Brand to Southeast Asia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the signing of agreement for the first Vib hotel in Southeast Asia. The newly built hotel will be located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The... Read further
28.11.2015

Global Spa Membership Program in Hilton Hotels

If you like attending spa centers while staying at a hotel, this might be an offer for you. Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of its new membership program targeted at spa visitors. The... Read further
25.11.2015

Wyndham Surpasses Its Carbon Emission Plans

Wyndham Worldwide has announced that the company has reached its plans regarding the reduction of carbon emission beforehand. The famous hotelier has managed to reach the plan six years... Read further
18.11.2015

New Hotel Brand by Scandic

Scandic Hotels has revealed information about its new hotel brand that will operate under its own name, but will have an extension “by Scandic”. According to the Stockholm... Read further
17.11.2015

European Tourism Keeps Developing Despite Troubles

European tourism keeps developing and features stable growth year after year despite economic troubles and geopolitical tensions. According to the latest report by the European Travel... Read further
13.11.2015

IHG to Open a Hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia

InterContinental Group (IHG) has announced the signing of a new hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The property will be opened in collaboration with Delta Holding. The opening of a hotel... Read further
12.11.2015

Strong Growth of Revenue for East Midland Hoteliers in September

September 2015 was also a successful month for hotels in the East Midlands (UK) that recorded growth of RevPAR of 6.8%. The growth was reached across all hotel segments. Hotels... Read further
11.11.2015

Encouraging September 2015 for Hoteliers on the Cote D’Azur

Hotels on the Cote D’Azur and regional France posted strong growth during the month of September. The growth was reached in all main metrics, such as occupancy and average daily... Read further
09.11.2015

Record Occupancy of Hotels in Berlin in September 2015

September is traditionally a good month for hotels in Berlin as this is the period of large sport events such as Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF) and Berlin marathon, so there is... Read further
05.11.2015

Harvest Tribute Cocktails at a Parisian Hotel

The Shangri-La hotel in Paris has launched its new menu called “Autumn Collection”. The hotel, which is located in the private demeure of Prince Ronald Bonaparte, offers its... Read further
03.11.2015

European Hotel Pipeline Declines in September 2015

The European hotel development pipeline declined in September 2015 compared to September 2014. The decline estimated 7.9% according to the latest STR Global Construction Pipeline... Read further
02.11.2015

Growing Occupancy of European Hotels in September 2015

The European hotel industry had a positive month of September with growth recorded in all key metrics. If compared to September 2014, hotels in Europe managed to increase their occupancy by... Read further
31.10.2015

Occupancy of Hotels in London in September 2015

In September, hotels in London, England, enjoyed mostly positive performance in all key metrics. The latest report on the subject by STR Global features all main information about... Read further
29.10.2015

First Rooftop Pool in the City at W Hotel in Amsterdam

W Hotels Worldwide, which is a part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced opening of its hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is the first W branded hotel in the Dutch... Read further
28.10.2015

Virtual Reality in Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels has started new service called Vroom Service in selected hotels. Launched together with Samsung Electronics America, the new in-room virtual reality experience is currently... Read further
20.10.2015

Karl Lagerfeld to Become Hotel Designer

Famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who is internationally known for his collections for the Chanel brand, will soon try new profession, this time as designer of hotels. Karl Lagerfeld... Read further
19.10.2015

Jumeirah Will Open One More Iconic Hotel in Dubai

The Dubai-based Jumeirah Group has announced another ambitious project for their home city. The company was chosen to operate a new hotel located in a mixed-use development that is... Read further
15.10.2015

Five More Hotels in Japan by RCI

RCI, the leading company in the sphere of holiday exchange and a part of the Wyndham Worldwide, has recently added five mote hotels to its Japanese portfolio. The new properties in the... Read further
14.10.2015

Water Stewardship Program at IHG Hotels

InterContinental Hotel Group has launched a special global water stewardship program and appointed Water Footprint Network to develop it in its hotels around the world. Both the companies... Read further
13.10.2015

Taste of Silk Road at a Hotel in Hong Kong

Guests of the Langham hotel in Hong Kong are welcome to try absolutely new and unique cocktails that were made in collaboration with the Shanghai company Tang Silk Road. The exclusive... Read further
12.10.2015

Growing Role of Smartphones in Travel Experience

It’s hard to overestimate impact of modern technologies in most spheres of our lives, and tourism and actions associated with that are no exception. Smartphones have significant... Read further
08.10.2015

Strawberry Chocolate Fantasy in a Hong Kong Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong has launched a special limited time event called “strawberry chocolate fantasy”. The event is held at the hotel starting from September 1,... Read further
06.10.2015

London Hotels Post Highest Occupancy for a Decade

Last year was definitely a positive one for hotels in London that enjoyed record results throughout the year, but 2015 certainly turns out to be an exceptional year. Even average... Read further
02.10.2015

Increased Occupancy for European Region in August 2015

August was a good month for the European hotel industry as the region enjoyed the growth of 2.2% to 77.1% in total. According to the latest report by STR Global, the average daily... Read further
30.09.2015

1 Billion Euro Project in Algarve Announced

Algarve, Portugal, will soon become even more popular with tourists due to a new 1 billion worth project announced for Vilamoura, the leading destination of the region. The project will... Read further
24.09.2015

First Newly Built Radisson Red is to Open in Glasgow

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its first newly built Radisson Red hotel. The property will be located in Glasgow (UK). Radisson Red Hotel Glasgow will have 176 guestrooms... Read further
23.09.2015

European Pipeline Development Drops in August 2015

The August report of STR Global dedicated to construction pipeline reveals declining results compared to August 2014. Currently, there are 800 hotels under contract in Europe with the total... Read further
22.09.2015

Hotels in London Enjoy Increased Occupancy in August 2015

STR Global posted first results of hotels in London, England, in August. The data clearly shows that hotels in the capital of the UK managed to improve both average daily rate and revenue... Read further
21.09.2015

First Hot Spring Resort in Japan by Aman

Aman announced the opening of its first hot spring resort in Japan. Operating under the Amanenu brand, the resort will be located in Ise Shima National Park which is around 300km of Tokyo.... Read further
18.09.2015

Expansion Plans of Hilton in Austria and Germany

Hilton Worldwide will soon add 10 new hotels to its German and Austrian portfolio. This has become possible thanks to strategic partnership with Primestar Hospitality, which is formerly... Read further
17.09.2015

New Sheraton Menu With Paired Plates and Wines

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts launched the new program dedicated to food and beverage called Paired. With Paired, guests will be able to enjoy small plates with food and bar snacks carefully... Read further
14.09.2015

Steigenberger Comes to London Market

Steigneberger will finally enter London hotel market. The company was appointed to manage The Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London that is set to open in 2017. The new hotel will be opened... Read further
10.09.2015

Culinary Academy at a Thai Resort

Many travelers always seek special experience in travel and want to try something new and unusual together with regular sunbathing and swimming. To make stay of their guests even more... Read further
09.09.2015

New Lifestyle Hotel Brand for the Philippines

Chroma Hospitality, a Manila based hotel brand which was previously known as FilArchipelago Hospitality, announced launch of a new hotel brand called Canvas Hotels & Resorts.... Read further
08.09.2015

Red Planet Rediscovers Itself as Tech-Inspired Hotel Brand

Red Planet Hotels announced the end of its partnership with Tune Hotels and rebranding of existing 21 hotels. All the hotels will launch the Red Planet portfolio and will share the new... Read further
05.09.2015

New Collection of European Villas by Exclusive Resorts

Famous vacation club Exclusive Resorts announced new additions to its luxury collection that contains more than 400 luxury residences. The brand new European Villa Collection is set to open... Read further
03.09.2015

Interstate Adds Three Hotels in the UK

The UK division of Interstate Europe announced opening of three new hotels in the region. The new properties in the portfolio of the hotelier are Holiday Inn Express London ExCeL, Ibis... Read further
25.08.2015

Tea Parties Inspired by Ferrari at a Hong Kong Hotel

The Ritz Carlton hotel in Hong Kong has prepared something new for visitors of its Tosca restaurant. Now guests can attend special Red Afternoon Tea, the idea of which was inspired by the... Read further
20.08.2015

Growing Popularity of Middle Scale Hotels in Dubai

If previously Dubai was known as a place with mostly luxury hotels, nowadays there is a serious shift in structure of the industry. Mid-scale properties become more popular and nowadays... Read further
19.08.2015

In-Room Fitting Service by Gap at Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels announced collaboration with famous apparel brand Gap. Both the companies will provide guests with completely new service – they will be able to purchase clothes and... Read further
18.08.2015

Luxury Accommodation for Insects at a French Hotel

As a rule, hotels provide accommodation for guests and for their pets, but Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, has definitely made a step forward by offering shelter for quite unusual... Read further
17.08.2015

NH Hotels Comes to Downtown Rome

NH Hotel Group is to add one more hotel to its NH Collection portfolio. The hotel in Rome will be located right in the heart of the city near the Termini train station, which provides... Read further
16.08.2015

Special Rooms for Employees at a Bangkok Hotel

Centara Grand hotel in Bangkok, which is located at Central World, has unveiled a new and unusual way of rest for its employees. Now workers of the hotel can attend newly opened Inspiration... Read further
13.08.2015

Green Dinners at a Parisian Hotel

Shangri-La hotel in Paris launched a series of green dinners at its La Bauhinia restaurant. Labelled as “100% green dinners”, the dinners were first launched on July 9 and... Read further
11.08.2015

New Fruit Menu at W Hotel in Hong Kong

W Hong Kong has presented an original way to celebrate summer. The hotel now offers a series of new dishes available at various F&B outlets. The new dishes were gathered to a menu with... Read further
10.08.2015

Hotels in London Suffer From Decreased GOPPAR in June 2015

June 2015 was not the most successful month for London hoteliers as they saw their revenues down. Gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) fell, but regional hotels... Read further
06.08.2015

European Hotels Enjoy Increased Occupancy in June 2015

June reports brought mostly good news. The European hotel industry enjoyed increased occupancy that added 4.5% for the month of June to 78.1% in total.

The latest... Read further
05.08.2015

2015 To Become a Successful Year for Investment Into EMEA Hotels

Hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) become particularly attractive for investors these days, so the expected volume of transactions sets up a new record. The results for... Read further
05.08.2015

Carlson Rezidor to Open Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Neumarkt

Carlson Rezidor, which is also known as one of most rapidly developing hotel groups in the world, announced the opening of its new hotel in Neumarkt, Germany. The midscale hotel will have... Read further
03.08.2015

Shangri-La Sues Its Contractor Due to Delayed Hotel Opening

The Hong-Kong headquartered hotel company Shangri-La sued its contractor for £57 million for a series of failings that led to delay in the opening of the new hotel in the Shard.... Read further
30.07.2015

Healthy In-Room Dining at Hong Kong Hotel

Now guests of W Hong Kong hotel are able to enjoy new and healthy dining menu that is curated by famous yoga instructor Tara Stiles. Together with chefs, Stiles developed a healthy menu... Read further
28.07.2015

New Hotels by The Luxury Collection in Prague, Bratislava, Bodrum, and Portopiccolo

Recently Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has been very interested in development of its Luxury Collection brand. Not so long ago the hotelier announced the investment of US$300... Read further
27.07.2015

Mixed Performance of Hotels in France in May 2015

May was a mixed month for hotels in France. Literally, hotels were enjoying high revenues one day and then decline the next one. The results were not same in different regions of the county... Read further
23.07.2015

Improved Occupancy of London Hotels in June 2015

According to the data provided by STR Global, June was a good month for hotels in London, England. They managed to increase their occupancy and reach growth of other important metrics.... Read further
22.07.2015

Growing Popularity of Airport Hotels in Asia

Airport hotels is Asia these days are not just places where travelers can have short rest between their transfers or during business trip. These are places that compete with hotels in the... Read further
21.07.2015

Netflix Subscriptions at Marriott Hotels

Marriott International announced the launch of its partnership with famous Internet service Netflix. Thanks to the partnership, guests of Marriott Hotels will be able to subscribe to... Read further
20.07.2015

Modest Growth of European Tourism This Summer

Latest data posted by European Travel Commission shows that despite negative forecasts European tourism sector confirms growth during these summer months thanks to raising demand from both... Read further
17.07.2015

Hilton Adds Hilton Garden Inn in Spreitenbach, Switzerland, to Its Collection

Hilton Worldwide will soon bring its upscale brand Hilton Garden Inn to the Swiss town of Spreitenbach, a rapidly developing commercial zone near the Zurich area. The hotel is set to open... Read further
15.07.2015

Marriott Debuts With Two Hotels in Macau

Hotel design is known as a crucial point as details are important in creating right atmosphere and helping guests remember the hotel and wish to return to it in future. The problem of hotel... Read further
13.07.2015

New Coral Health Program by Outrigger

Outrigger Resorts launched new program that targets preservation of coral reefs located in the waters that surround Outrigger Resorts. Named OZONE (Outrigger’s ZONE), the new... Read further
12.07.2015

The Largest Holiday Inn to Appear in Makkah

InterContinental Group (IHG) announced its plans to open the largest Holiday Inn hotel in the world. The property will be open in accordance with management agreement with Al Majd... Read further
08.07.2015

Dubai to Get 28,000 New Hotel Rooms by 2018

Dubai is a well-known tourist destination, and many hotel companies try to improve their presence on such a popular market. With mega events like 2020 Dubai World Expo and 2022 Fifa World... Read further
06.07.2015

Omni Hotels Launch Mobile Booking

Omni Hotels & Resorts now offer mobile booking for mobile devices through its application and through the company’s website. Moreover, guests now have access to a new wonderful... Read further
04.07.2015

New Hilton Hotel in Dubai World Central

Hilton Worldwide announced opening of one more hotel. The new property, which is to be managed by Hilton, will be located in Dubai World Center. Dubai World Center is another ambitious... Read further
02.07.2015

Uniforms That React to Music in London Hotel

W hotel in London developed absolutely new creative uniform for its staff working at the hotel’s night club named Wyld. In order to make that, the hotelier partnered with famous... Read further
30.06.2015

Tea Sommelier at Chengdu Hotel

While wine sommeliers have become traditional in many hotels around the world, tea sommelier remains a rare profession, so there’s no wonder the news come from China, a country with... Read further
29.06.2015

New Brand for China From Carlson Rezidor

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its new hotel in China – the 200 guestroom Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Libo, Guizhou. The hotel will start operating in the second quarter of... Read further
25.06.2015

Main 2015 Menu Trends

As it was presented at the 2015 National Restaurant Association Hotel Motel Show in Chicago, currently there is a definite “back to basics” trend in restaurant menus, and there... Read further
23.06.2015

Meliá Opens TRYP Hotel in Valencia

Meliá Hotels International, which is also known as the largest hotel company in Spain, has announced the opening of a new hotel in the Spanish city of Valencia. The hotel will operate... Read further
22.06.2015

Performance of French Hotel Industry in April 2015

April is traditionally not a month when hotels post their best results, and this year’s month was no exception. Even though the results looked quite gloomy at a glance, more detailed... Read further
19.06.2015

Hotel Development in Europe Slows Down

European hotel pipeline for May 2015 is significantly smaller than a year ago. The decrease estimates 10% as it is published by STR Global in its latest Global Construction Pipeline... Read further
18.06.2015

Second Hotel by Mövenpick in Riyadh

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts will soon add one more property to its portfolio. This will be a hotel in Riyadh, in the famous King Adbullah FinancialDistrict (KAFD). The hotel will... Read further
16.06.2015

Local Experience at Canopy by Hilton Hotels

Canopy by Hilton brand announced new digital program for all travelers. The three month long campaign is aimed to make Canopy hotels better and more tailored to a specific location where... Read further
15.06.2015

Hotels in Brussels and Barcelona Enjoy Prosperous April

Hotels in both Barcelona and Brussels enjoyed great increases in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) in April 2015. The growth estimated 30.5% and 34.7%... Read further
11.06.2015

Carlson Rezidor Opens Park Inn Hotel Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of the Park Inn by Radisson Keflavik International Airport, Iceland. The new hotel will be a converted one and will start operating under the new brand... Read further
10.06.2015

Reservation System of New Generation in IHG Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group announced that the company will develop a brand new reservation system for its hotels. The reservation system of new generation or GRS (Guest Reservation... Read further
09.06.2015

Jazz Performances at St. Regis Hotels Worldwide

Starwood Hotels and Resorts prepared a series of special programs that will be certainly liked by all fans of jazz music. The Jazz Legends at St. Regis series includes jazz performances in... Read further
08.06.2015

Bulgari Will Develop Luxury Hotel in Dubai

Bulgary, famous Rome-based maker of jewelry and perfume, will open a Bulgari-branded hotel in Dubai together with Meraas Holding LLC. The luxury resort will be located on a manmade island... Read further
03.06.2015

Crowne Plaza Berlin Potsdamer Platz Welcomes Its Guests

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of its new hotel in prime location of the German capital. Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz will be managed by IHG... Read further
02.06.2015

Radisson Opens Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Ataturk Airport Hotel

The Rezidor Hotel Group opened one more property under the Park Inn by Radisson brand. The new hotel will become a great choice for short-term visitors to Istanbul as it is located just 4... Read further
01.06.2015

Glorious Results of UK Provincial Hotels in April 2015

April 2015 continued trend of the year with not very optimistic results of hotels in London and improving performance of provincial accommodations. London hotels ended the month with... Read further
29.05.2015

Almost Half of British Travellers Use Mobile Devices for Booking Hotels

The study by Expedia Media Solutions throws light upon travel content and booking with different devices in the UK. As these days many households have different types of devices, it becomes... Read further
28.05.2015

Improving Results of French Hotel Industry in March

Hotels in France start showing signs of improvement after relatively weak beginning of the year. Even though March results cannot be called exceptional, they helped finish the first... Read further
26.05.2015

Waldorf Astoria Partners with Harper’s Bazaar

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced new partnership program with prominent fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar. During the one year long collaboration the magazine will showcase... Read further
22.05.2015

Apa Group to Build the Biggest Hotel in Japan

Apa Group has revealed its ambitious plans regarding the building of the biggest hotel in the country. The building will be finished right in time for the 2020 Olympic Games that will take... Read further
21.05.2015

Equinox to Launch Health-Focused Hotel Brand

Equinox Holdings, New York headquartered company which is famous for running a chain of Equinox fitness clubs, announced that it will diversify its business and will launch a hotel brand.... Read further
19.05.2015

Unicef Charity at Family Resort Club Mac in Mallorca

Club Mac hotel in Port d’Alcudia, the north coast of Majorca, is a great example of how hotels can participate in charity activities. The hotel has raised 13,495 euro in the past two... Read further
18.05.2015

European Hoteliers Benefit from Sporting Events

Major UK markets are expected to post high results due to the Rugby Games that will take place in the country in September and October. As this year the games are to be held during the... Read further
15.05.2015

Ascott Debuts with Citadines Brand in Vietnam, UAE, and Malaysia

The Ascott Limited announced new hotels that will be added to the portfolio of its Citadines brand. These will be first properties in Vietnam, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates. The first... Read further
14.05.2015

Eco Friendly Amenities by Coke at Starwood Hotels

Starwood announced collaboration of its brand W Hotels Worldwide with Coca-Cola Co. and musician will.i.am. Together they will make new branded bed sheets with recycled plastic. The new... Read further
12.05.2015

Receptionist Who Stole £19,000 Was Fined £1

It was discovered that receptionist at Premier Inn hotel in Newcastle stole £19,000 by forging signatures at cash refunds. Even though Joanna Goodall admitted the crime, she was... Read further
11.05.2015

Indonesian Government Will Relax Meeting Ban

Hotels in Indonesia can finally sigh with relief after the country’s government made it public that it would relax ban on government meetings in hotels. That will help local hotels... Read further
09.05.2015

No Cage Eggs and Crate Pork for Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide announced its new ecological initiative. The internationally famous hotelier will stop using cages of egg-laying chicken and gestation crates which are used to keep and... Read further
08.05.2015

Sustainable Dining at Shangri-La Hotels

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has decided to add some changes to its culinary sustainability program. Called Rooted in Nature, the program will take place in all Shangri-La and Kerry... Read further
06.05.2015

Dubai-inspired Hotel to Appear in the Alps

When it comes to Dubai, many tourists will surely mention their signature hotels, many of which simply amaze visitors with their scale and grandeur. The famous Dubai tower hotel, which was... Read further
05.05.2015

Focus on Fashion at Sofitel Hotel in Paris

Paris is a famous European capital that has become a synonym of fashion. Style is an essential part of this chic city with numerous couture houses and signature charm, so no wonder that... Read further
04.05.2015

Wedding Trends for 2015

As a rule, weddings, or at least a part of them, take place in hotels, so hoteliers should keep an eye on this segment and try to offer new improved services that will keep newlyweds and... Read further
01.05.2015

New Luxury Hotel in Dubai by Taj Group

Taj Group, India-based hotel company, announced the opening of its new luxury project. This time it will be a luxury hotel in Dubai, near the Burj Khalifa area.

The Dubai... Read further
30.04.2015

IHG to Open Hotel Indigo in Bath in 2016

InterContinental Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Hotel Indigo in Bath, United Kingdom. The property will be managed by the famous hotelier in accordance with a franchise... Read further
24.04.2015

Hotels in London Post Flat Results in March

March 2015 was definitely not the most successful month for hotels in the capital of the UK. As it is stated in the data provided by STR Global, London hotels had mostly flat performance in... Read further
22.04.2015

Tough Times of French Hotel Industry

It cannot be told clearly, if January’s sad events had their negative impact on Paris tourist industry or maybe economic conditions made French guests visit Paris less, but after... Read further
21.04.2015

Hotel Wi-Fi is Potentially Unsafe for Guests

As it is mentioned in Wired, hundreds of hotels around the world provide Wi-Fi that is not safe and vulnerable to “serious hacks”. The problem was detected by the security firm... Read further
20.04.2015

Main Meeting Trends for 2015

Benchmark Hospitality International has published the main trends for business meetings that often take place at hotels. The company itself has vast experience in the area – Benchmark... Read further
17.04.2015

Special Chinese Amenities in Hilton Hotels

According to the latest study by Bank of America, Chinese tourists are among biggest spenders and, as their number is growing, they become highly welcome guests in many hotels worldwide. In... Read further
16.04.2015

Value of Hotels in Europe Increases

According to the newest report by HVS, hotels in Europe increase their value for the fifth consecutive year. The 2015 European Hotel Valuation Index contains information about year to year... Read further
15.04.2015

Travel Agent Training by Melia Hotels

Melia Hotels International has introduced its new program called MeliaPro-Training. This new software will help travelling professionals know more about the company and improve sales by... Read further
14.04.2015

Riu Bravo Reopens its Hotel in Mallorca

In the end of March Riu Bravo finally reopened its hotel in Mallorca after long and extensive renovation. Now guests of the hotel are welcome to look at result of a five-month long work.... Read further
11.04.2015

Marriott Opens Hotel in Bodrum Next Month

In the middle of May Marriott will open its second JW Marriott Hotel in Turkey. This time, the property will be located in the town of Yalikavak, a picturesque place on the Bodrum... Read further
09.04.2015

Domestic Travel Boom in the UK

Due to several reasons such as terrorist attacks, fear over flying, and not enough security at various popular resort destinations, many UK travellers prefer to stay home this year. The... Read further
08.04.2015

Interstate to Open 18 Hotels in the UK

Interstate Hotels & Resorts has some grandiose plans regarding its presence in the UK. The famous hotelier announced 18 new properties to be added soon to its portfolio. The hotels are... Read further
07.04.2015

Cheap Rental Rates in France Cause Controversy Among Hoteliers

French hoteliers ask the government to add measures to control certain websites that offer discounted rental prices. Such companies as AirBnB, Homelidays, or Housetrip often offer bookings... Read further
06.04.2015

Bookings via Instagram in Conrad Hotels

Conrad Hotels and Resorts now offers a brand new opportunity for its customers. It is possible to make booking in Conrad hotels using such popular service as Instagram. Simply find a photo... Read further
01.04.2015

Steigenberger Launches Its Off-Beat Hotel Brand in Amsterdam

The Steigenberger Hotel Group announced the launch of its new hotel brand named Jazz. This is the third brand by the hotelier, and it will be officially launched this September together... Read further
30.03.2015

Strong Results of Hotels in Budapest and Warsaw in February 2015

February 2015 brought impressive results to hotels in some European destinations. For example, hotels in Budapest and Warsaw managed to reach growth of gross operating profit per available... Read further
28.03.2015

New SPA in Iconic Hotel in Baden-Baden

It is always a challenge to add new facility to a famous historic hotel. Designers and architects face a problem of maintaining the atmosphere and concept of property, while keeping in mind... Read further
26.03.2015

Luxury Hotels in Rome Attract More Investors

Rome is called among most popular destinations for investors this year. That is particularly true about luxury hotel segment of the city. In the new report published by HVS, it can be... Read further
18.03.2015

First Modular Hotel by Hilton at Bristol Airport

Hilton Worldwide will develop its first hotel at Bristol Airport under its economy brand Hampton by Hilton. The hotel will be opened together with famous modular hotels provider CIMC. The... Read further
17.03.2015

First Property by the New Venu Hotels Brand

Jumeirah Group announced the opening of its first hotel under the new lifestyle brand Venu. The Venu Bluewaters Hotel will be opened together with Meeras Holding with Jumeirah Group acting... Read further
16.03.2015

Green Initiatives of Courtyard Paris Arcueil

The Courtyard hotel in Paris has always been among most active fighters for cleaner and greener environment. The hotel’s initiatives cover different spheres of work as it raises money... Read further
06.03.2015

Marriott Opens Lyon Marriott Hotel Cite in France

Another addition to French portfolio of Marriott was officially open last month. Lyon Marriott Hotel Cite International enjoys wonderful location in the heart of the historical part of the... Read further
04.03.2015

AC Hotel Paris Debuts with Hotel in Paris-Le Bourget Airport

Marriott has added one more hotel to its European portfolio, this time in the grounds of Paris-Le Bourget Airport. AC Hotel Paris Le Bourget will be a perfect choice for business travelers... Read further
03.03.2015

Hotel Occupancy in Europe is Growing

January 2015 brought mixed results to hotel performance of European region. While Northern Europe enjoyed improving results and growth of year-to-year metrics, hotels in Eastern Europe... Read further
02.03.2015

Debut Hotel in Istanbul by Steigenberger

Steigenberger Hotel Group, German hotelier with headquarters located in Frankfurt, will soon debut on hotel market of Turkey with its first hotel in Istanbul. Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul... Read further
27.02.2015

New Ritz-Carlton Resort in Petaling Jaya in Malaysia

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company plans to open its second hotel in Malaysia. The luxury accommodation will be located in a popular place known as the Petaling Jaya Golden Triangle. The... Read further
26.02.2015

2015 Dining Trends by Benchmark

Benchmark Hospitality International has presented its annual report dedicated to most important trends in dining. Top Dining Trends 2015 were prepared by executive chefs of Benchmark... Read further
25.02.2015

Minor Comes to Europe and South America

The Bangkok headquartered hotelier Minor Hotel Group will soon mark its presence on two new continents by acquiring six hotels in Europe and South America. Thanks to this deal, the hotel... Read further
24.02.2015

New Meet with Purpose Concept by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of its new program named Meet with Purpose. The concept was specially designed for meetings and events, and is aimed to reduce waste production and... Read further
23.02.2015

Record Year for European Hotel Industry

2014 was a year when hotel industry of Europe reached another record in terms of international tourist arrivals. For this year, ETC (European Travel Commission) forecasts even... Read further
21.02.2015

Promising Results of London Hotels in January

Preliminary January 2015 data by STR Global for London shows positive results and definite growth of all main metrics. Hotels in the UK capital again managed to improve their already high... Read further
20.02.2015

Main Food Trends by Four Seasons in 2015

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts published main trends in food industry for 2015. The report was made by chefs of the company. They tried to gather various aspects concerning food, including... Read further
19.02.2015

New Resort in the Maldives by Patina

Patina Hotels & Resorts signed contract with Telos Investment about the management of The Patina hotel in Thanburudhoo, Maldives. The property will be the first resort under the new brand... Read further
18.02.2015

Netflix Access at Marriott Hotels

These days, hoteliers try to attract visitors not only by wonderful service and stylish design, but also by support for newest trends and technologies. Millennial tourists have become quite... Read further
16.02.2015

Scandic Becomes Biggest Hotel Operator in Stockholm

Scandic and AxFast will open certainly one of most famous grand hotels in Stockholm. The hotel will be located in the historic PUB building and that will only strengthen positions of... Read further
13.02.2015

Grand Sale at Iconic Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo

Collectors of antiques and historic items simply cannot miss this event. Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo is organizing an auction where it will sell more than 4,000 lots. That way the iconic... Read further
12.02.2015

Watch Inspired Hotel in Venice

These days, it’s hard to amaze modern travellers who seem to get used to quality service and great design, so hotels in many popular tourist destinations try to discover something new... Read further
11.02.2015

New Food and Dining Program in IHG Hotels

IHG has launched a new program dedicated to food and beverage. The main idea was to bring not only new dishes and drinks to menus, but to offer local food that is both healthy and... Read further
10.02.2015

Occupancy in European Hotels Keeps Growing

In December 2014, European hoteliers enjoyed growth of occupancy of 5.2% to 59.3% in total. The growth was reached in all main currencies – US Dollar, Euro, and British pound.... Read further
09.02.2015

Starwood to Open a 394 Guestroom Hotel in Berlin

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of a new hotel in Germany. Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade will be launched in accordance with franchise agreement... Read further
04.02.2015

Impressive Results of Hotels in Amsterdam and Brussels

December brought very good results for hotels in Brussels and Amsterdam. They showed best performance among all European markets and managed to achieve a tremendous growth of GOPPAR... Read further
03.02.2015

Great Year for the UK Hotel Industry

Strong end of the year only helped hotels in the UK post fantastic results for 2014. The growth of gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) was noticeable throughout the... Read further
02.02.2015

New Lucy Application by Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels has recently launched Lucy – a new mobile application that allows guests improving their experience with the hotelier thanks to integration of their devices with the... Read further
01.02.2015

Marriott Will Not Block Personal Wi-Fi

In previous news, we mentioned the problem of personal Wi-Fi spots and attempts of Marriott to block it. The famous hotelier was fined for using technologies that block personal Wi-Fi spots... Read further
30.01.2015

New Midscale Lifestyle Brand by Emaar

Emaar Hospitality Group announced the launch of a new lifestyle brand that will operate in the mid-market segment. The brand is called Rove Hotels, and the hotelier plans to add as many as... Read further
29.01.2015

Macau Prostitution Arrests Involve Famous Hotel Chain

As it is stated in South China Morning Post, Macau police arrested members of a large criminal syndicate. During the operation, over 100 people were arrested. That includes Alan Ho, nephew... Read further
28.01.2015

Eco Luxury in Shanghai

These days, hotels try to use all ways to attract customers. This can be new design, hot new services or “eco-friendly” label. The latter can be seen in various areas, such as... Read further
27.01.2015

Hotels in Dubai Post Declining Results

Hotels in Dubai posted declining results in all main metrics in November 2014, which caused decrease in revenues of the region’s hotel industry. Weakened performance made RevPAR... Read further
24.01.2015

Hilton Comes to Patong

Hilton will add one more property in Thailand by opening a hotel in Patong. The Hilton Phuket Patong Resort is set to open in 2018 in a convenient location along the main coastal road that... Read further
24.01.2015

New Hotel in Bangkok by Four Seasons and Country Group

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced new partnership with Country Group. Together, the companies will open a posh hotel and residential complex along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.... Read further
21.01.2015

China’s Outbound Market to Grow in 2015

The study conducted by Attract China Inc. clearly shows that year by year more Chinese tourists make travels abroad. In 2015, the number of Chinese outbound travellers is expected to reach... Read further
20.01.2015

Marriott Continues Debates Over Wi-Fi Jamming

Marriott International continues to insist on its right to block other Wi-Fi networks other than its own in its hotels. The old story remained unchanged until the beginning of January, when... Read further
19.01.2015

New Projects in the UK by Interstate

Interstate Hotels and Resorts announced a series of additions to its UK portfolio. The famous hotelier will add as many as six new hotels in the country. Known as one of best choices for... Read further
16.01.2015

Main Hotel Industry Trends 2015

According to the last Las Vegas Trend Report, this year hotels will be even more targeted at millennials. This growing generation of travelers becomes a group that all hoteliers dream to... Read further
15.01.2015

Dalata Adds More Hotels to Its Network

Dalata, a growing Irish chain of hotels, expands actively and adds more properties to its fast growing portfolio. The hotelier has just acquired a whole portfolio consisting of nine hotels... Read further
15.01.2015

Coral Reef Support in Malaysia by Starwood

Starwood will help saving and developing underwater life in Malaysia. The famous hotelier operates The Andaman in Langkawi, a high end resort and a member of Starwood’s Luxury... Read further
13.01.2015

The Know Loyalty Program by Virgin

Virgin Hotels has just launched its new loyalty program called The Know. The program offers more than an ordinary hotel loyalty program. Guests will receive personalized service and will be... Read further
12.01.2015

Childcare Services in InterContinental Hotels

People, who travel with kids, know how hard it can be sometimes to make everything planned. Many hotels these days offer special child zones with animators to keep kids entertained while... Read further
09.01.2015

University Campus to be Turned to a Luxury Hotel

The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen has reported the multimillion-pound deal, according to which the university sold one of its buildings that will be turned into a hotel. The... Read further
08.01.2015

Breastfeeding Policy at Claridge’s Causes Controversy

One of most popular destinations for travellers in the capital of the UK, Claridge’s hotel in London, has recently drawn much attention and become in the centre of uproar because of... Read further
08.01.2015

Four Seasons Launches Wristband Room Access

Wearable technology has become a hot trend these days. Giant companies like Google or Apple offer new gadgets that immediately get an army of fans. Google Glass, Fitbit, smart watches... Read further
29.12.2014

Hard Rock Comes to India

Hard Rock will debut on Indian market with its Hard Rock Hotel Goa. The company, which is recognised as one of most iconic and famous brands in the world, will finally make a debut on the... Read further
27.12.2014

Increased Demand in Hotels in Bali

The new report published by Horwath HTL together with C9 Hotelworks reveals that hotels in Bali experience increased level of demand. This is particularly true if calculate international... Read further
25.12.2014

New Better Sleep Initiative in Westin Hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts cares about quality night sleep of its clients, and so the company launched Heavenly Bed initiative many years ago. This year, the hotelier celebrates the 15th... Read further
24.12.2014

Asian Social Media Preferences in a Study by Accor

Accor has published its report The 2014 Accorhotels Social Media Monitor, in which it threw light upon habits of Asian hotel guests. According to the study, 4 out of 5 travellers usually... Read further
22.12.2014

Nail Bar in a London Hotel

These days females travel a lot on both business and leisure occasions, and regardless of the reason for travelling, they still want to look attractive every day. Stylish, fashionable or... Read further
20.12.2014

Disney to Open a Toy Story Themed Hotel

Disney has revealed its plans concerning the building of a hotel complex dedicated to the famous series Toy Story. The hotel will be located in Shanghai and will start operating in December... Read further
18.12.2014

Three New Hotels by Accor for Paris-Orly Airport

Accor Group will open three new hotels in French airport Orly. That will be done together with Aeroports de Paris, the owner and developer of the land. The hotels will be open in the Coeur... Read further
17.12.2014

French Hotels Post Mixed Growth in October 2014

October has traditionally been one of the most important months for hotels in France as during this month business and leisure demand combines, bringing good profit for hotels in the... Read further
16.12.2014

Radisson Blu Hotel Opens in Belgrade

Carlson Residor has announced the opening of a new hotel in Belgrade. With the Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, the internationally famous hotelier will add the largest upper upscale brand in... Read further
15.12.2014

In-bed Breakfast Record in Shanghai Hotel

Do you like in-bed breakfasts? If yes, how about having an in-bed breakfast together with over 300 people? Pudong Shangri-La hotel in East Shanghai organized quite an unusual event.... Read further
13.12.2014

Main F&B Trends for 2015

Food and beverage are an essential part of services offered by hotels around the world and one of main sources of non-room revenues, so there’s no wonder that this field is thoroughly... Read further
12.12.2014

Courtyard by Marriott in Edinburgh is Set to Open in 2016

Having launched its new hotel design concept for European market in Courtyard Aberdeen Airport Hotel, Marriott announced the launch of its second Courtyard-branded hotel in Scotland. This... Read further
11.12.2014

Family Offerings in Shangri-La Sanya Resort and Spa

These days, many tourists prefer to travel together with their families, and improving health care makes elderly people more active, giving rise to such trend as multi-generational travel.... Read further
10.12.2014

Accor Buys New Boutique Hotel Brand

Accor, a famous European hotelier, now has a 35% stake in the boutique hotel brand called Mama Shelter. The brand features electric modern design and support for new technologies, so it... Read further
08.12.2014

Hilton Opens DoubleTree Hotel in Venice

Hilton Worldwide has strengthened its presence in Italy by opening one more hotel in one of most popular destinations in the country – Venice. DoubleTree by Hilton Venice North is a... Read further
07.12.2014

Marriott Brings Residence Inn Brand to Sarajevo

Marriott International continues its active expansion in Europe, and opens its first hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Residence Inn Sarajevo fills a gap in not so widespread segment –... Read further
04.12.2014

New Coffee Campaign in Le Meridien Hotels

Le Meridien announced the launch of a new program that will be definitely welcomed by many guests who enjoy quality coffee. The company started Inspiration Brewed Here program in... Read further
03.12.2014

First Indian Hotel by JW Marriott

Marriott announced the opening of its first hotel in India under the JW Marriott brand. JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa is located in picturesque area right in the foothills... Read further
02.12.2014

Optimistic Results of Hotels in Milan and Prague in October 2014

Hotels in Milan and Prague both posted tremendous results for the month of October, reaching the growth of gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) by 37.5% and... Read further
01.12.2014

Occupancy of European Hotels Grows in November

The new data published by STR Global shows that six large European markets posted growth in October 2014. This year can be called a positive one for hotel industry of Europe as it has... Read further
28.11.2014

Carlson Rezidor to Open Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam

Carlson Rezidor announced the opening of its new hotel in Amsterdam. Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam will have 478 guestrooms and is set to open in 2016. The hotel will become the European... Read further
27.11.2014

Mobile Room Keys in Hilton and Starwood Hotels

Two large hotel companies, Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced the launch of new service, keyless room access with mobile phone. Starwood already offers this... Read further
26.11.2014

Water-Bottling Plant in Centara Hotels

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi hotel in Thailand is a beautiful resort located on the beach in a small secluded bay. Guests of this hotel will enjoy absolute privacy and... Read further
25.11.2014

Hampton to Open 400 Hotels in China

Hilton Worldwide has very ambitious plans regarding its expansion in China, and the latest news only prove that. The famous hotelier announced its collaboration with Plateno Hotels Group,... Read further
24.11.2014

European Business Travel to Grow in 2014 and 2015

According to the latest report published by The GBTA Foundation (the Global Business Travel Association), business travel in Europe is expected to grow this and next year. This... Read further
21.11.2014

Extended Free Wi-Fi Service in Marriott Hotels

Marriott International announced recent changes in its Wi-Fi service rules and granted free basic Wi-Fi access to all members of the company’s loyalty program Marriott Rewards. The... Read further
19.11.2014

Athens and Hamburg Post Promising Results in September 2014

September was generally a good month for hotels in Europe, and that is particularly true for hotels in Athens and Hamburg. They managed to achieve impressive year-on-year growth of GOPPAR... Read further
18.11.2014

Karisma Comes to Belgrade

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel collection with award winning properties in Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, announced the launch of its first property in Serbia. Allure... Read further
17.11.2014

Hilton Paris Opera to Open Next Year

Hilton Paris Opera will open its doors again in January 2015. The hotel was closed for an extensive restoration that cost the famous company US$50 million. The 268 guestroom hotel is... Read further
14.11.2014

European Tourism Shows Growth in 2014

The first three quarters of 2014 showed positive dynamics of growth of European tourism. This information is posted in the latest report by the European Travel Commission. The growth was... Read further
13.11.2014

Mixed September Results for French Hotel Industry

September was quite a challenging month for hotel industry of France. At a glance, the situation seems not as bad as overall performance was improving, and occupancy was growing throughout... Read further
12.11.2014

New Guestrooms in Crowne Plaza Hotels

IHG has announced the new guestroom concept for its Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand. The design is very thoughtful and space efficient. It took the company several years to develop it... Read further
11.11.2014

New Program for Planning Professionals by Hilton

Hilton has recently launched a new network dedicated specially for planning professionals. Idea Network will help these people get new ideas, latest news, feedback from other pros, and... Read further
10.11.2014

Meliá Hotels to Expand in Qatar and Indonesia

Meliá Hotels International will strengthen its positions in the Middle East and Asia Pacific and will open two new properties – hotels in Doha (Qatar) and Bintan... Read further
08.11.2014

Tune Hotels Plan to Invest 200 Million Pounds to its UK Portfolio

Tune Hotels, global hotel chain that belongs to the Tune Group, together with Tony Fernandes, who is founder and chief executive of AirAsia, announced their plans to open as many as 25... Read further
07.11.2014

Business Travellers are Not Stopped by Ebola

Current outbreak of Ebola has had almost no impact on business travellers. This information was published by the Global Business Travel Association. The survey organized by this... Read further
06.11.2014

New Pop-Up Menu in London Hotel

Many of us certainly remember child years, when we enjoyed reading and looking at wonderful illustrations in pop-up books. You can get this feeling back if you decide to visit The Beaufort... Read further
05.11.2014

Carlson Residor Brings Its Radisson Red Brand to China

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will soon open its first Radisson Red hotel in the Asia Pacific region. This will be the Radisson Red Shenyang Hunnan hotel in north-eastern part of the country.... Read further
31.10.2014

Hilton Finally Launches Lifestyle Brand

Hilton Worldwide has finally announced the launch of a new easily accessible hotel brand named Canopy by Hilton. This will be the 12th brand of the internationally famous hotelier.... Read further
31.10.2014

New Characters for Kids in Hard Rock Hotels

Hard Rock International presented to public its new characters called Hard Rock Roxtars. These characters will be used in catering program for children available at Hard Rock branded... Read further
30.10.2014

New Brands by Best Western

Best Western International announced the launch of a new boutique brand named Vib (the name is pronounced as Vibe) and a new soft brand BW Premier Collection.

The name... Read further
29.10.2014

Marriott Adds Wireless Charging in Hotel Lobbies

With raising popularity of various gadgets, it has become absolutely normal to see many people with tangled power chords who search for electrical outlets in coffee shops and other public... Read further
28.10.2014

Provincial Hotels in the UK Strengthen Their Positions in August

August 2014 was generally a positive month for the whole hotel industry of the UK, with provincial hotels continuing to strengthen their positions and London hotels finally bouncing back to... Read further
24.10.2014

Accor Returns to Myanmar

Accor marked its return to Myanmar by opening the 165 guestroom Lake Garden hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. According to the hotelier, currently the capital of Myanmar experiences growth of the... Read further
23.10.2014

French Hotel Industry Posts Promising Results in August 2014

August was generally a good month for hotel industry of France, particularly for its midscale and upscale segments. Most of destinations in the country posted increased RevPAR that was... Read further
22.10.2014

Marriott Needs to Pay US$600k for Blocking Personal Wi-Fi

Marriott International will need to pay as much as US$600,000 to the government for blocking own Wi-Fi network of conference attendees in one of its hotels and forcing guests to use the... Read further
21.10.2014

Japanese Styled Capsule Hotel Opens in Antwerp

Antwerp Student Hostel offers something really new for Belgium. After its introduction in London and Amsterdam airports, Singapore, Moscow and New York, the Japanese capsule hotel concept... Read further
20.10.2014

Hotels in Dublin and Vienna Enjoy High Revenues in August 2014

August 2014 was a very profitable month for hotels in Dublin and Vienna. Both destinations managed to reach a double digit increase in their average daily rate, which positively affected... Read further
17.10.2014

Soho is The Most Expensive Place for Travellers to Stay in London

Soho was called the most expensive London district for travelers. This information was published by British CheapRooms website and is based on analysis of lodging cost.

The... Read further
16.10.2014

New Hotels by IHG in Portugal

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will add two more hotels in Portugal to its portfolio. These will be two properties in Portugal – InterContinental Lisbon and Crowne Plaza... Read further
15.10.2014

Radisson Sells Its Assets in the UK

It was reported that three hotels in the UK, namely Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburg, The Quay Leisure Park in Glasgow and the Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre are put on sale... Read further
14.10.2014

140th Anniversary of Hotel Imperial in Vienna

The Luxury Collection by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a portfolio of exclusive hotels of the famous hotelier, unveiled new facilities in its Luxury Collection Hotel in Vienna. The... Read further
13.10.2014

Wellness Trends are Affected by Urbanization and Growing Loneliness

Recent Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), which takes place annually, defined newest trends for the industry and underlined such key factors as gender shift, growing importance of... Read further
10.10.2014

Moderns Travellers Seek Excitement

TripAdvisor has recently published its newest research called “the Psychology of Travel” that shows most important factors that impact vacation choices of travellers. During the... Read further
09.10.2014

Marriott Develops New Guestrooms Together with Guests

It’s not a secret that these days large hotel companies are ready to do almost anything to offer something new and interesting and to provide guests with best service. Marriott... Read further
08.10.2014

Historically Inspired Resort Opens in Montenegro

It is always hard to find something new in resort design, and so it’s not a secret that many hotels of this category look much alike. However, architects and designers of the... Read further
07.10.2014

IHG Opens Two Hotels in Portugal

IHG will add two more hotels to its portfolio by signing management deals of InterContinental hotel in Lisbon and Crowne Plaza hotel in Porto. The properties will operate in accordance with... Read further
06.10.2014

Marriott Encourages Hotel Guests to Leave Tips

Marriott International will partner together with A Woman’s Nation (a non-profit organization founded by Maria Shriver) and will encourage hotel guests to leave tips to room... Read further
04.10.2014

Dubai to Get a $1.4 Billion Resort

It has been reported that Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) together with Kerzner International will build a fantastic 46-story resort, with the cost of the project equal to... Read further
04.10.2014

Starwood Was Added to Apple Watch

Not so long ago Apple has launched a new product – Apple Watch, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is already featured in that device. The hotelier has developed a special... Read further
02.10.2014

Four Points Debuts in Turkey

Starwood will debut in Turkey with its hotel brand Four Points by Sheraton. The property will be opened in accordance with management agreement with Ever Group. Four Points by Sheraton... Read further
01.10.2014

Healthy Food Vending Machines by Marriott

Marriott Hotels has launched quite an unusual new program – the famous hotelier now offers healthy food not only in its restaurants and bars, but also through special vending... Read further
29.09.2014

Loyalty Program for Meeting and Travelling Pros by Starwood

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has launched a new loyal program that is targeted at professionals who organize meetings and travels for others. The budget of SPG Pro is US$30 million, and... Read further
26.09.2014

New Blank Canvas Project by Marriott

Marriott International has prepared something interesting for its new brand Moxi Hotels. In order to celebrate the opening of the first property by this brand – Moxi Hotel in Milan,... Read further
25.09.2014

BHM to Manage Two Hotels in the UK

Branded Hotel Management reported it had signed a contract regarding management of two hotels in Yorkshire and Northamptonshire. Previously, the hotels were managed by famous hotel... Read further
24.09.2014

Artyzan Hospitality Comes to Asia

Artyzen Hospitality Group will soon open its first hotel in Asia Pacific through Artyzan CitizenM Asia Ltd. The debut property will operate under the CitizenM brand and will be located in... Read further
23.09.2014

Green Floor in Hong Kong Hotel

These days, eco-friendly travel is one of main trends, and more and more tourists prefer to choose hotels that are environment conscious. Eco travel was proclaimed one of main trends of... Read further
22.09.2014

Hospitality Education in China by Marriott

Marriott International has announced the launch of its new program for China called Marriott Apprentice Program (MAP program). The program, which was prepared by American Hotel &... Read further
19.09.2014

Provincial Hotels in the UK Post Growth While London Declines

July 2014 brought mixed results for hotel industry of the UK. The main market of the country, London, posted declines for a third consecutive month, but provincial hotels managed to... Read further
18.09.2014

Autograph Opens Hotels in Zurich and Barcelona

Marriott International announced expansion of its Autograph Collection portfolio to Europe. The famous hotelier will add two hotels in famous European cities, namely, in Zurich... Read further
17.09.2014

Starwood Opens Element Hotel in Frankfurt Airport

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has debuted on European market with its Element brand. The first property to use that name is Element Frankfurt Airport. It has also become the first... Read further
16.09.2014

Tourism in Europe is Growing

European tourism develops, and Germany is one of reasons for that growth. In 2013, the number of arrivals in Europe added 5.4% as it is stated in the latest report prepared by ITB... Read further
15.09.2014

Shangri-La Launches New Hotel Brand

Hong Kong headquartered hotelier Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of a new hotel brand that will replace the existing Traders Hotels brand. The new brand Hotel Jen was... Read further
12.09.2014

Racing Experience for Waldorf Astoria Guests

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts always searches for something new for its customers. This time, the famous hotelier decided to launch a new program that will allow everyone to know how it... Read further
11.09.2014

Highest Swimming Pool in London Debuts in Shangri-La Hotel

Now Shangri-La Hotel At the Shard, London, will be home to one more sight of this wonderful city – the highest swimming pool in the capital of the UK. The brand new Skypool is located... Read further
10.09.2014

First Golf Resort in China by Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company has unveiled its plans regarding the building of the company’s first golf resort in China. The resort will be located on the beautiful tropical island... Read further
09.09.2014

Food and Wine Festival in Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts decided to pumper its guests with a new program dedicated to food and wine. Called Four Seasons Hotels Food & Wine Festivals, the program will help guests... Read further
08.09.2014

Hottest Travel Destinations by Virtuoso

Travel network Virtuoso regularly posts its ratings of most sought after destinations around the world. Latest rating has brought some unexpected changes to the list. The whole rating was... Read further
05.09.2014

New Presidential Suite in a Swiss Resort

Luxury travellers who want to enjoy the beauty of Swiss scenery with maximum comfort available, certainly need to pay attention to Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. The resort has recently undergone... Read further
04.09.2014

Historic Italian Hotel Reopens After Restoration

Modern travellers really have many options when choosing a hotel to stay in. They can pick up an ultra-modern hotel with design that is in line with latest trends in the industry. It is... Read further
03.09.2014

Jimmy Choo Cocktails in a Hong Kong Hotel

Hong Kong is home to the highest hotel in the world – The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. On the level 102 of the hotel there’s famous Lounge & Bar, and that is the place where guests... Read further
02.09.2014

Occupancy in European Hotels is Up in July 2014

Last month brought some positive results for hotels in the European region. Occupancy was slightly growing throughout the region, and four destinations managed to increase their RevPAR by... Read further
29.08.2014

Scandic Hotels are First EU Ecolabel Hotels in Poland

Now Poland also has hotels that meet all strict environmental requirements of EU Ecolabel certification. The first company to reach that honourable status was Scandic. Now Scandic hotels in... Read further
27.08.2014

Social Contests by Hilton and Radisson

These days it’s hard to overestimate the importance of social networks, and big hotels companies are very well aware of that fact, so they try different means of attracting and... Read further
26.08.2014

Special Menus for Guests with Food Allergies in Palladium Hotels

Palladium Hotels & Resorts has launched new menu that is targeted at guests with food allergies. Currently, the menu is available in Palladium hotels in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and... Read further
25.08.2014

Millennial Travellers and Their Love for Loyalty Programs

According to a recent study conducted by Deloitte, two-thirds (66%) of Millennials consider loyalty programs and “unique rewards” an important factor when choosing a... Read further
22.08.2014

New Beach in Hotel in Cannes

Hotel design is a fast developing area. As many hotels are located in places, where every square meter costs a lot, architects and designers try to use space wisely. Earlier, this concerned... Read further
21.08.2014

Private Culinary Lessons by Phulay Bay

Phulay Bay, a resort by Ritz-Carlton in Krabi, Thailand, offers new service for travellers. The company wants its guests not only to enjoy their stay at the resort, but also to take... Read further
20.08.2014

Ritz-Carlton Wants Travellers to Share Their Memories

Ritz-Carlton decided to help guests of its hotels around the world to share their travelling experience, memories, funny and entertaining facts using the new social media platform on... Read further
20.08.2014

Hotels in London Post Not Very Optimistic Results in July 2014

London is not only one of most popular cities in the world, but also a key European destination, and so its results are very important for understanding the processes within the industry.... Read further
18.08.2014

Hilton Announces Improved Customization Support

Hilton Worldwide announced new customization options for members of its loyalty program Hilton HHonors. By the end of this year guests will be able to check-in using their mobile devices... Read further
15.08.2014

ClubCorp To Open Private Club and Boutique Hotel in Hangzhou, China

ClubCorp, the leading company in the area of private club hotels, plans to open a private club and boutique hotel West Lake Lu near Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China. The beautiful... Read further
14.08.2014

New Well-Being Programs in Westin Hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of two new partnerships as a part of its Westin Well-Being Movement global program. These new campaigns were developed together with SuperChefs... Read further
13.08.2014

Poor Results of French Hotel Industry in June

June didn’t bring any optimism to French hoteliers as they finished the month with negative RevPAR. The reason for such decline is continuing instability in the country’s... Read further
12.08.2014

Peninsula Hotel in Paris Opens After Restoration

One of luxury hotels in the City of Light, Paris, is finally open and welcomes its guests. The Peninsula was opened earlier this month after a long restoration that lasted four years. The... Read further
11.08.2014

Successful June for Hotels in Barcelona and Milan

Barcelona and Milan hotels definitely had a successful month in June 2014 as they managed to increase their gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) by 8.5% and... Read further
08.08.2014

Hotels in Provincial UK Get More Profit While London Suffers

This summer cannot be called a successful one for hotels in London that suffer lower profitability for second consecutive month. At the same time, provincial hotels post improved... Read further
07.08.2014

Amsterdam Becomes the Most Popular European Destination This Summer

Hotels in Amsterdam have a hot season now as the city has become the most popular European destination for this summer. The occupancy of Amsterdam hotels only proves this fact – while... Read further
06.08.2014

Hotels in Istanbul Maintain Their Revenues While Demand Falls

Tourist industry of Turkey is not in its best state at the moment because for several years already the growth of hotel supply exceeds hotel demand. The difference may not be big (the... Read further
05.08.2014

IHG To Open Four Hotels in the UK

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) will increase its presence in the UK by opening four additional hotels under the Holiday Inn brand. One of the largest hotel companies in the... Read further
04.08.2014

Hotels in Israel Lose Money Because of Operation Protective Edge

According to the report of the Israel Hotel Association, hotels in the country have already lost over US$100 million and growing because of Operation Protective Edge. The estimated sum... Read further
01.08.2014

Travel Spending Patterns of Companies

It’s not a secret that business travellers, both individual and group ones, bring a good share of profit to hotels, so hotel companies commission surveys to find out their needs and... Read further
31.07.2014

Artist Made Rooms in Boutique Hotel in London

These days many street artists become true international stars, and their works are exhibited in museums and sold at auctions. Andaz London Liverpool Street decided to stay in trend and... Read further
30.07.2014

Hotel Guests Satisfaction Grows

The new report prepared by J.D. Power clearly states that these days hotel guests are more satisfied with the service they get. Actually, the satisfaction rate has reached its peak level... Read further
29.07.2014

New Hotel in Bosnia & Herzegovina by Marriott

Marriott International announced that it will bring its Courtyard by Marriott brand to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The new hotel in the capital of the country is expected to open in the middle... Read further
22.07.2014

Dorchester Hotel Gets Robbed Again

Dorchester Hotel in London, which is known as one of most luxury and famous hotels in the country, suffered from one more smash-and-grab jewellery raid. This happened a bit more than a... Read further
21.07.2014

Write About Your Most Disastrous Trip and Win in Contest

Almost every traveller has at least one unlucky vacation or a trip that was supposed to be pleasant and entertaining, but in reality it turned out to be the opposite. If you were unlucky to... Read further
18.07.2014

New Historic Hotel in London by Belmond

Belmond announced it will take over management of the 64-guestroom The Cadogan hotel located in London. The historic hotel will be managed in accordance with a third-party agreement with... Read further
18.07.2014

New Hotel in Aberdeen by Sandman Hotel Group

It was announced that Robert Gordon University (RGU) had sold its building on St Andrews Street to Canadian hotelier Sandman Hotel Group. Now the building in the heart of Aberdeen,... Read further
16.07.2014

New Luxury Brand by Marco Polo Hotels

Marco Polo Hotels will diversify its business by launching new brand in luxury segment. This is going to be the first brand of such class in the company’s portfolio. The company,... Read further
15.07.2014

New Hotel in Amsterdam by Steigenberger

Encouraged by success of Steigenberger Airport-Hotel at Schipol, Steigenberger decided to open one more hotel in Amsterdam. The newly built hotel will have 253 guestrooms, two underground... Read further
14.07.2014

Optimistic Results of Hotels in Brussels and Frankfurt in May 2014

May 2014 was a wonderful month for hotels in Brussels and Frankfurt. Both the destinations experienced a significant growth in gross operating profit (GOPPAR). The growth reached... Read further
11.07.2014

Accor Comes to Saudi Arabia

Accor Hotel Services Middle East will open a new hotel in the holy Saudi city of Madinah. The Pullman branded hotel will open in accordance with a management agreement with Munshaat Real... Read further
10.07.2014

New Cocktails at Lebua Hotel in Bangkok

Lebua, one of iconic destinations in Bangkok, Thailand, now will attract guests not only by its exceptional service, but also by new exclusive cocktails available in two bars - Café Mozu... Read further
09.07.2014

Marriott Opens First AC Hotels by Marriot in Paris

Marriott International debuted in Paris with its AC Hotels by Marriott brand. First in the capital of France, this is going to be the third AC Hotels by Marriott property in the country.... Read further
08.07.2014

New Concepts of Melia Sol Hotels

Melia, famous hotel company, has several brands dedicated to different types of tourists. Sol Hotels and Resorts is the brand for leisure rest hotels and beach rest resorts. Trying to offer... Read further
07.07.2014

New Hotel by Scandic in Berlin

Scandic added one more hotel to its portfolio. The company increased its presence in Germany by rebranding the Alsterhof Hotel in Berlin. The hotel will start operating as Scandic Berlin... Read further
04.07.2014

French Pastries in Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts launched new program together with famous pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini. The global éclair program will be available worldwide. According to it, guests of Le... Read further
03.07.2014

Regional UK Hoteliers Improve Their Results in May 2014

May 2014 was rather a mixed month for hotel industry of the UK. While hoteliers in South East of the country enjoyed growth of revenues, hotels in London couldn’t reach results of May... Read further
02.07.2014

Hotel Occupancy in Europe Added 3.2% in May 2014

According to the new data published by STR Global, May 2014 brought mixed results to European hotel industry. While some destinations like Athens (Greece) posted incredible increase... Read further
01.07.2014

Mobile Hotels by Scandic

Scandic Hotels has launched a very interesting program – hotel on the go. The popular Scandinavian hotelier offers Scandic To Go hotels that are available not in a fixed location, but... Read further
30.06.2014

Renaissance Opens a Hotel in Paris Hippodrome

Renaissance Hotels has just opened a hotel in one of most prestigious private leisure clubs in Paris. Renaissance Paris Hippodrome de St Cloud Hotel has 110 guestrooms and offers... Read further
27.06.2014

Exciting Summer Experiences in Peninsula Hotels

The Peninsula Hotels launched a new program called Peninsula Academy. The main aim of the program is to make summer rest of hotel guests even more exciting and unforgettable. Guests are... Read further
26.06.2014

The Dorchester Hotel in London Gets Burglarized

The Dorchester Hotel in central London suffered from smash-and-grab thieves who robbed jewelry displays of one of the best known luxury hotels in the country. A group of men on mopeds... Read further
25.06.2014

W Hotels to Debut in Shenyang

Starwood Hotels and Resorts will improve the presence of its brand W Hotels Worldwide in China by opening a hotel in Shenyang, a province in Northeast China. The property will start... Read further
24.06.2014

Street Art in London Hotel

These days more hotels try to show off their creative side by turning to art in general, and modern art in particular, so there’s no wonder why Andaz Liverpool Street hotel in London... Read further
23.06.2014

New Wellness Dining Platform in IHG Hotels

Soon IHG will debut with its brand new F&B platform that will be wellness themed. The theme “wellness” is a hot topic these days, so there is no wonder why so many hotels try to... Read further
21.06.2014

Art Meets Fashion in InterContinental Hotel in Davos

InterContinental Davos, Switzerland, has opened its new restaurant that will certainly attract fans of non-standard cuisine. Studio Grigio is the place, where visitors will enjoy not only... Read further
20.06.2014

First Ritz-Carlton Resort on Langkawi

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced that it will double its presence in Malaysia. According to a new agreement with AJ Resorts SDN BHD, the famous hotelier will open a hotel on the... Read further
18.06.2014

Mandarin Oriental Hotel to Be Closed

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, an iconic hotel in Manila, the capital of Philippines, will be closed this year after 38 years of glorious history. The sad news appeared recently in an official... Read further
17.06.2014

New Music Spa Treatments in Hard Rock Hotels

Now guests of Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos can enjoy a brand new concept of the brand’s spa called Rhythm and Motion. This concept is claimed to be the first music centred spa in the... Read further
16.06.2014

New Hotel Brand by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide has announced the launch of a new hotel brand named Curio. This will be a global soft brand with 4-5 star properties around the world.

It is already reported... Read further
12.06.2014

Special Yoga Program in W Hotels

W Hotels Worldwide has presented its new fitness program that was developed together with Tara Stiles. Currently, Fit with Tara Stiles is available in 45 W hotels worldwide, and their... Read further
12.06.2014

Gentleman’s tea in Milestone Hotel in London

The Milestone hotel in London decided to make an unusual campaign to celebrate Father’s Day. During the whole month of June the hotel will serve a special “Gentleman’s... Read further
11.06.2014

Hyatt to Open a Historic Hotel in Baden-Baden

Hyatt Hotels Corporation will open a hotel in a historic castle in Baden-Baden. The internationally famous hotel company will open a hotel in a 16th century castle in accordance with an... Read further
10.06.2014

Mövenpick Expands Its “Go Healthy” Campaign to Europe and Africa

Swiss hotel company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts announced it will soon introduce its dining program to new continents. The Glattbrugg-headquartered hotelier is to expand its “Go... Read further
09.06.2014

Carbon-Negative Hotel in Scotland Welcomes Sustainability Fans

Three Glens house hotel in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, will surely attract attention of tourists who care about planet and prefer environment friendly hotels. Built in the middle of a farm,... Read further
06.06.2014

UK Consumers Like Making Purchases With Mobile Devices

According to the newest study conducted by Expedia Media Solutions, UK consumers prefer making purchases with their mobile devices, and the mobile market of the country outpaces even the... Read further
05.06.2014

Hard Rock to Open Hotel in Ibiza

Hard Rock International, the owner of the world famous chain Hard Rock Café, will soon open its first European property. That will be Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza that will start operating... Read further
04.06.2014

Scandic to Open Hotel in Bergen Airport, Norway

Scandic will soon build one of largest business hotels in Western Norway. The new hotel will be located in Bergen Airport. With Scandic Fresland Airport property, Scandic enhances its... Read further
03.06.2014

Accor Buys 97 Hotels in Europe

Accor announced one of biggest deals in the company’s history – the famous hotelier will purchase as many as 97 hotels in Europe for US$1.23 billion. Accor will buy two large... Read further
02.06.2014

Marriott Gives Away Reward Points to Social Media Users

Now users of social media can benefit from their love to popular online services and get hotel reward points that can be then used in Marriott hotels worldwide. The famous hotelier has made... Read further
31.05.2014

Wyndham Debuts in Doha with its Garden Brand

Wyndham Hotel Group brought its Garden hotel brand to Doha, Qatar. This will be the second property of the famous hotelier in the city with Wyndham Grand Regency being the first one... Read further
29.05.2014

Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo to Host Best Restaurant in the World

Mandarin Oriental hotel in Tokyo has announced details of its collaboration with Chef Rene Redzepi and Noma – the famous restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, that is called the best... Read further
28.05.2014

Nobu to Debut in Europe

Nobu Hospitality will soon make its debut in Europe by opening a hotel in London. The company signed management agreement with Willow Corp. Sarl, the owner of the hotel, according to which... Read further
27.05.2014

Ritz-Carlton is Inspired by Hemingway

Ritz-Carlton is currently in the process of creating a digital campaign for multiple social media channels, and the company wants customers to be a part of this program. For that purpose,... Read further
26.05.2014

Branson Joins Boycott of Dorchester Hotel in London

Richard Branson, a prominent figure and founder of Virgin Group (London), announced that he and his company will boycott Dorchester Collection hotel in London. The famous... Read further
23.05.2014

W Hotel in Taipei Rewards Non-professional Food Photographers

International popularity of social networks and photo sharing services has given birth to a worldwide phenomenon – making photos of food. Nowadays, it’s absolutely usual to see a... Read further
22.05.2014

Tourism in Europe is in Bloom

The first quarter of 2014 showed clear growth in the number of international arrivals and overnight stays in Europe. Even though the result of first months cannot represent whole year,... Read further
21.05.2014

The Luxury Collection to Invest 300 Million Euro to Hotel Restorations

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that the company and its investors will spend over 150 million euro for restoration purposes. The company plans to spend that money on iconic hotels in... Read further
20.05.2014

Tour De France Boosts Hotel Bookings

This year, not only hotels in France, but also UK hotels can benefit from the legendary race that will kick off on July 2007. This is the first time Tour De France will pass through London... Read further
19.05.2014

New Cocktails and Soundtrack in Le Meridien Hotels

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts announced new soundtrack that will be used in all hotels by this brand. The 24-hour soundtrack for lobby zone was made together with French Bossa Nova band... Read further
16.05.2014

Digital Check-in in Accor Hotels

These days many hotel companies try to serve their guests faster with the help of various digital services, and Accor is no exception. Recently, the company announced the new digital... Read further
15.05.2014

Hotel for Visitors with Horses

Coworth Park hotel located not far away from London has started offering new unusual services for equestrian guests. The property, which belongs to Dorchester Collection, now has a special... Read further
14.05.2014

Rezidor Adds Hotels in London, Edinburgh, and Kuwait

Carlson Rezidor Group keeps expanding its network of hotels, and this time the famous company added hotels to its Quorvus Collection. These are The May Fair hotel in London, the Symphony... Read further
13.05.2014

Hotels in France Post Declines for First Three Months of 2014

First trimester of 2014 cannot be called very successful for hotel industry of France. Even though the beginning of the year was quite uncertain, March results showed clear drop of main... Read further
12.05.2014

Hotels in London are the Most Expensive in Europe

According to the data provided by The Hotel Solutions Provider (HRS), London is currently the most expensive European capital to stay in after rates in its hotels added more than... Read further
09.05.2014

Hilton Opens Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Hilton Worldwide has finally opened a hotel in Amsterdam under its exclusive brand Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. The property is located Herengracht, the area protected by UNESCO. The... Read further
09.05.2014

Thailand to Recover from Political Unrest

Last year, hotels in Bangkok suffered from political unrest with hotel occupancy being down almost whole Q1 of 2014. The latest Thailand Tourism Forum that gathered industry professionals... Read further
08.05.2014

Sky Weddings in Burj Al Arab

To be married couples who want to make a truly unforgettable and “one of a kind” wedding ceremony may be certainly interested in organizing their wedding in Dubai, where Burj Al... Read further
07.05.2014

A 17th-century Hotel Opens After Renovation

The Hotel Ritter Durbach is finally open after renovation and expansion. That is one of oldest hotels in the country as it was founded in 1656. Now guests are welcome to attend this hotel... Read further
05.05.2014

Shangri-La Opens a Hotel in Lhasa

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has marked its presence in one of the most exotic and undiscovered destinations in the world – Lhasa, which is the administrative center of Tibet.... Read further
03.05.2014

UK Chain Hotels in March 2014

March 2014 was another good month for chain hotels in the UK, especially hotels in the South West Region of the country, where the growth has been posted since January. In March, the hotel... Read further
02.05.2014

Occupancy in European Hotels is Up in March 2014

In March 2014, the European hotel industry had one more successful month with occupancy growing by 2.23% to 64.9% in total. The growth of the key indicator was posted in all popular... Read further
30.04.2014

High Booking Rates for Spring Bank Holiday

The long weekend of Friday 23 – Sunday 25 May 2014, which is also known as Spring Bank Holiday, will be very beneficial for European hoteliers. Currently, more than a half of rooms for... Read further
29.04.2014

InterCity Expands in Ingolstadt

Last month, InterCityHotel marked its presence in one of most famous cities of Bavaria – Ingolstadt, which is also known as an important city for automobile industry of the country.... Read further
28.04.2014

NH Hotel in Madrid to Open 3-star Michelin Restaurant

NH Hotel Group is currently in the process of reinforcing dining facilities in its hotels and adding high cuisine, and as a part of that process the company has announced the opening of a... Read further
25.04.2014

Digital Souvenirs by Marriott Hotels

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has marked its presence on the mobile applications market by launching CUR8, a special application that will help visitors share positive moments and travel... Read further
24.04.2014

Elevated Bar in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong

Now guests of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong can enjoy something new in the recently opened “Exclusive 12” Lounge & Bar. The main concept of the bar is “high above... Read further
23.04.2014

Melia Opens its First Hotel in Mongolia

Melia Hotels announced the opening of its first property in Mongolia. That is going to be Gran Melia hotel in Ulaanbaatar that will become the 13th Gran Melia branded hotel in the world and... Read further
22.04.2014

Hotel in Portugal Adds an Art District

Group Pestana decided to make the first hotel in Europe that will have its own art district. The name of the hotel that will get such an honour is already revealed – Pousada Cascais.... Read further
21.04.2014

Sky Spa in Banyan Tree Hotel in Macau

Macau is not only a gambling mecca for players from different parts of Asia and beyond, but is also a resort where visitors can try something new and exciting. For example, not many hotels... Read further
18.04.2014

Hotels in Athens Recover From Social Unrest

According to the latest reports prepared by STR Global, hotels in Athens had a very successful year in 2013, and, thus, managed to show a significant improvement of performance.... Read further
17.04.2014

Shangri-La Hotels Appoints Wine Ambassador

Hong-Kong headquartered hotelier Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has named the first wine ambassador of the company. This is Gerard Basset, who won the title of the Best Sommelier in the... Read further
16.04.2014

Waldorf Astoria Comes to Beijing

Hilton Worldwide has finally debuted on luxury hotel market of Beijing with its exclusive Waldorf Astoria brand. Even though Waldorf Astoria is the first hotel of this brand in the capital... Read further
15.04.2014

First Dual Branded Hotel in the Nordics

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will open the first dual branded hotel in Oslo that will also become the first dual branded hotel in the region. These are going to be The Radisson Blu Hotel... Read further
14.04.2014

Las Vegas Increases Rooms in its Casino in Singapore

Las Vegas Sands, the biggest casino operator in the world, revealed its plans to add more rooms to the Marina Bay Sands project. The company has already asked authorities to provide more... Read further
11.04.2014

Maritime History in Stora Hotellet in Sweden

Guests of Stora Hotellet, which is located in the Swedish city of Umea, are welcome to try something really new. They can get acquainted with the maritime history of the city without... Read further
10.04.2014

Melia Opens ME Hotel in Milan

Melia Hotels International keeps developing its new lifestyle brand ME by Melia. This is a brand targeted at modern tourists who are keen on urban life and modern technologies. The hotelier... Read further
09.04.2014

Underwater Art at the Resort in the Maldives

These days many hotels try to offer something unusual and unique in order to attract more visitors. Art in hotels has become quite common – many hotels use their lobbies and other... Read further
08.04.2014

Signature Dishes by Kempinski GM

In summer 2013 President and CEO of Kempinski Hotels Reto Wittwer came up with idea for a challenge for all general managers of the group. They needed to create a signature dish that must... Read further
07.04.2014

Waldorf Astoria Comes to Indonesia

Hilton Worldwide has announced new management agreements in Indonesia, and one of them will be the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in the country. All the properties will be open in accordance... Read further
04.04.2014

Karl Lagerfeld to Design His First Hotel

Karl Lagerfeld, world famous designer who stands behind the Chanel brand, will try a profession of a hotel designer. His first works will be a hotel in Macau.

As it was... Read further
03.04.2014

Hotel Loyalty Program by Worldhotels

On April 24 Worldhotels will officially launch its loyalty program named Worldhotels Peakpoints. The all-virtual loyalty program is absolutely free to join, and its members can get benefits... Read further
02.04.2014

UK Chain Hotels in February 2014

The UK hotel market started the year with improving results, showing two consecutive months of growth. They posted year-on-year increase of all top indicators and managed to reach... Read further
01.04.2014

Profitable February for Hotels in Europe

According to the data provided by STR Global, in February 2014 hotels in Europe posted mostly improved results. Occupancy was growing in majority of regions, adding 3.3%. The average... Read further
31.03.2014

New Hotel brand by Yoo Hotels

Yoo Hotels announced the launch of its new hotel brand named Yoo2. The first hotel under the new brand has already been opened in Istanbul.

Yoo2 is described as modern and... Read further
28.03.2014

Wellness Tourism in Europe

ITB Berlin Convention 2014 brought some interesting data regarding the state of wellness tourism in Europe. While many tourists seem to be unaware of it, global wellness tourism is already... Read further
27.03.2014

Hotels in Europe to See the Growth of RevPAR in 2014 and 2015

According to the newest study conducted by PwC, RevPAR (revenue per available room) of main 18 European cities is expected to grow in 2014 and 2015. This concerns all the cities... Read further
26.03.2014

New Bed Program in Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the launch of The Four Seasons Bed – new program that helps customers select a personalized bed that fits their specific requirements.... Read further
25.03.2014

Hilton Opens Hotel in Munich Airport

Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of one more property in Germany. This will be a hotel in Munich airport. The 389-guestroom property will be a rebranded one, and it will operate... Read further
24.03.2014

Glorious Start of 2014 for Hotels in Milan and Amsterdam

In January, hotels in Milan and Amsterdam showed improved results in all main figures. Gross operating profit per available room added 6.2% in Amsterdam accommodations, and tremendous... Read further
21.03.2014

New Hotels in Turkey by IHG

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) follows its ambitious plan of expanding the company’s presence in Europe. This time one of largest hotel companies in the world has... Read further
20.03.2014

New Displays with Recommendation for Travellers in Indigo Hotels

Hotel Indigo is a brand that connects visitors and the neighborhood, and this is a true gem for visitors who want to explore little discovered places rather than popular destinations that... Read further
19.03.2014

Hilton Bans Shark Fin in Asia Pacific Properties

Hilton Worldwide reported that starting from April 1, 2014, no dishes with shark fin will be served in the company’s properties across Asia Pacific. That means the company will not... Read further
18.03.2014

Two New Hotels in Germany by IHG

IHG has announced the opening of two new hotels in Germany. The properties will be opened in accordance with multiple development agreements (MDA) with long-term partners of the... Read further
17.03.2014

Starwood Debuts With Its Luxury Collection Brand in South Korea

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of the first hotel in South Korea under the Luxury Collection brand. The property will be opened together with Parnas Hotel Co. Ltd.... Read further
14.03.2014

New Hotel Brands by Carlson Rezidor

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (CRHG) will soon add two new brands to its portfolio. The new brands are called Radisson Red and Quorvus Collection. The first brand is described as... Read further
13.03.2014

Five New Brands and 27,000 Guestrooms by Marriott for Europe

Marriott International definitely considers Europe one of its main markets, and the recent news only proves that. Just in four years, the globally famous hotelier has signed 27,000 new... Read further
12.03.2014

Silent January for French Hotel Industry

January is traditionally relatively quiet month, and this year’s January is no exception for hotels in France. Accommodations in one of most popular European countries had quite a bad... Read further
11.03.2014

Starwood Hotels and Resorts to Open 60 Hotels in Europe

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has very ambitious plans regarding its expansion in Europe. The internationally famous hotelier plans to open there as many as 60 new hotels by 2020. Starwood is... Read further
10.03.2014

Theatre in Guestrooms in Holiday Inn Hotel in the UK

The Holiday Inn Hotel in Winchester, the UK, has recently started offering quite an unusual service – theatre performance right in the hotel. The performing actors are from the Theatre... Read further
07.03.2014

European Destinations Welcomed 5% More Tourists in 2013

According to the report published by ETC experts, in 2013 European destinations benefited from the increased number of visitors. Last year the growth of international tourism estimated... Read further
06.03.2014

Glorious Start of 2014 for Hotels in Yorkshire & Humberside

The beginning of this year can be called very positive for hotels in the regional UK, but Yorkshire and Humberside properties posted a significant growth of all major figures – while... Read further
04.03.2014

Hotels in London Have Boosted Demand for the Marathon Weekend

It is reported that already more than 50% of all guestrooms in London hotels are booked for the London Marathon that will take place on Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 April 2014. The... Read further
03.03.2014

Improved Performance of Hotels in Manchester in 2013

Last year brought improvements to all major stats of Manchester hotels. They posted increases in RevPAR and demand. The growth was reached in all but one month of 2013. The positive trend... Read further
28.02.2014

Prices of Hotels in Europe Fell by 7%

Hotels in France, Poland, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Poland reported the drop of average daily rates. In some areas the price per night fell to the level of January 2011. This... Read further
27.02.2014

Melia Opens its First Hotel in Austria

Melia Hotels International opened its first hotel in Vienna, Austria. The hotel is located in the new landmark of the city – beautiful skyscraper called the Dohau City Tower.... Read further
26.02.2014

New Mobile App by Marriott Hotels with Simple Checkout

These days more people use smartphones and, as a result, many companies release special applications for popular gadgets. Marriott Hotels is no exception, and so its Marriott Mobile is... Read further
25.02.2014

Newly Built Hotels by IHG to Receive Green Certification

While many hotel companies make renovations and adjustments in order to receive green status, IHG wants to provide certification while the hotel is still not open and so it can start... Read further
24.02.2014

Generation X is Keen on Spa Travel

Each generation has its peculiarities, and Generation X that overtakes Baby Boomers is no exception. This age group has its own approach to travel in general and hotel spas in particular.... Read further
21.02.2014

Starwood to Debut in Al Ain with Its Aloft Brand

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will soon open a 172-guestroom Aloft hotel in Al Ain. This will be the first Aloft-branded hotel in the emirate. The property is a newly built one, and... Read further
20.02.2014

Urban Resort in Kyoto by Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company has opened The Ritz Carlton hotel in Kyoto, which is, as the hotelier states, the first “urban resort” in Japan. This is also the fourth Ritz... Read further
19.02.2014

Chinese Businessmen to Reach 10% of Global Acquisitions

In future years, Chinese investors are expected to become among main buyers of hotels around the world – by 2017 the share of acquisitions by businessmen from this country will grow... Read further
18.02.2014

Special Grant for Teachers from Hilton

This year, Hilton Worldwide will again offer special grants to English language teachers. Developed together with Institute of International Education (IIE), the annual Teacher... Read further
17.02.2014

Business Travellers Seek Personalization and Efficiency

The latest report published by Amadeus UK throws light upon business travellers and their needs and wants. During the survey, over 400 business travellers from the UK were asked to name the... Read further
14.02.2014

Fashion Inspired Cocktails in Dukes Hotel in London

If you are keen on fashion or, even more, if you plan to visit London Fashion Week that starts soon in the capital of the UK, you may be interested in visiting Dukes St. James London hotel... Read further
13.02.2014

Hyatt Launches Hotel in Amsterdam Airport

Hyatt Place hotel in Amsterdam Airport finally greets its visitors. The opening of the new hotel is a part of the global expansion strategy aimed to expand the number of Hyatt Place hotels... Read further
12.02.2014

Golden Tulip to Make Big Expansion in MENA

Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts has announced its major expansion in MENA region. The company will open six new hotels in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Tunisia.

There is... Read further
11.02.2014

Hyatt to Open Hotel in Heathrow Airport

Hyatt announced the opening of its second European property under the Hyatt Place brand. Hyatt Place London Heathrow/Hayes will join Hyatt Place Zurich Airport. The hotel is set to open in... Read further
10.02.2014

Iconic London Cinema and Historic Pub to be Turned into a Hotel

West End cinema, a famous movie theatre in the heart of London, and an adjacent pub known for many famous people among its frequent guests, are to be demolished in order to build a... Read further
07.02.2014

Mandarin Oriental to Open a Hotel in Bali

Hong Kong-based hotelier Mandarin Oriental has announced the opening of a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Bali.

The hideaway resort is set to open in 2016. Located... Read further
06.02.2014

Hotels in China Try to Lower Their Ratings

While many hotels around the world try to get as high rating as possible, Chinese hotels are desperate to lower them. The reason for this is the new government law, according to which... Read further
05.02.2014

New Coffee Break Options in Mira Hotel in Hong Kong

The Mira hotel in Hong Kong has added new coffee break options for its MICE services. Different menus have different names and feature different food.

The first one, Yum Cha... Read further
04.02.2014

Private Island in the Maldives

If you want a truly intimate and secluded holiday, this hotel might be the best choice. Velaa Private Island is one of islands in the Maldives. The island was named after turtles that nest... Read further
03.02.2014

Crowne Plaza Opens Hotel in Serbia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of hotel in Belgrade, Serbia. The new hotel will work under the Crowne Plaza brand, and will be the first hotel... Read further
31.01.2014

Hotels in Europe Post Growing Occupancy in December 2013

The last month of 2013 was rather successful for European hotels as the occupancy in the region added 3.6% and estimated 56.5%. Previous year marked the beginning of recovery. Most... Read further
30.01.2014

Fairmont Opens Its First Hotel in Malaysia

FRHI Hotels & Resorts will open its first hotel in Malaysia under the luxury Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand. The hotel will be opened in accordance with the management contract with KLCC... Read further
29.01.2014

Hottest Spa Trends of 2014

Spafinder Wellness has published its new annual report, in which it defined all main wellness trends of 2014. The report is based on experience and surveys of more than 20,000 spa centres.... Read further
28.01.2014

New Cloud-Based Meeting Concept in Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide has announced new meeting planning concept for its hotels. More interactive and up-to-date, the concept will be available in all Hilton properties globally that are... Read further
27.01.2014

Luxury Travellers Do Not Rely on Social Media

Luxury Link, website dedicated to luxury travel, conducted a survey, asking more than 6000 high-end travellers about their habits and preferences. The survey showed that rich people do not... Read further
24.01.2014

IHG Expands Its Presence in Poland

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of largest hotel companies in the world, will open a hotel in Poland. This will be Holiday Inn Dabrowa Gornicza Katowice. The hotel is... Read further
23.01.2014

New Meeting Concept in Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels is currently launching the new “Meetings Imagined” concept that’s aim is to make meetings more productive and efficient. The hotelier hopes that with... Read further
22.01.2014

Lagerfeld Partners with Hotel de Crillon in Paris

Hotel de Crillon in Paris announced the beginning of collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, world famous designer. He will redesign two suites of the iconic hotel. The hotel, which was built in... Read further
21.01.2014

Food Trucks Have Proven Their Success in Four Seasons Hotels

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts reported its new food truck service has become a real success. The FS Taste Truck debuted in the US last year. Initially it was planned to use trucks for one... Read further
20.01.2014

InterContinental Opens a Hotel in Davos

InterContinental has recently opened its new hotel right above Lake Davos. The hotel is a definite attention catcher with its futuristic design and spectacular location. Without a doubt, it... Read further
17.01.2014

Paris Gears Up French Industry in November 2013

November cannot be called a great month for French hotel industry as the majority of hotels posted mostly flat results. Only Paris and several more hot destinations made the whole picture... Read further
16.01.2014

Hotels in London Post Improved December 2013 Results

In December 2013, London hoteliers showed improvement of all main figures. The latest report by STR Global shows that the last month of 2013 can be called nothing but successful.... Read further
15.01.2014

European Hotels Posted Flat Results in November

November 2013 was rather a flat year for many European hoteliers. The survey made by HotStats shows that such popular destinations as Frankfurt, Prague, and Barcelona had mostly flat RevPAR... Read further
14.01.2014

Hilton Opens Hotel in Istanbul

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center is finally open, and guests of this magnificently looking hotel are welcome to stay on one of 34 floors of the building. Created on the... Read further
13.01.2014

Iconic Hotel Am Steinplatz in Berlin Reopens

Hotel Am Steinplatz has always attracted visitors and tourists by its unusual design reminiscent of Moorish style, its olive-green façade and eye-catching stucco features. The building has... Read further
10.01.2014

Wyndham Celebrates Its 100th Hotel in Germany

Last year was definitely successful for Wyndham in terms of expanding its portfolio in Europe. The internationally famous company managed to open as many as 50 hotels in Germany, making the... Read further
09.01.2014

Most Guests Prefer to Leave Positive Comments

The massive survey conducted by PreviewPro proves that the majority of travellers are satisfied with hotels and the share of negative reviews is only 10%. This conclusion is based on... Read further
08.01.2014

New World Hotel in Beijing is Finally Open

New World hotel in Beijing is finally open and accepts guests. The new hotel is located in Chongwenmen area near the Temple of heaven. The building of the hotel is a low-rise one, and it... Read further
06.01.2014

Hyatt Expands its Presence in China

Hyatt has announced its plans concerning the opening of Hyatt Regency hotel in Beijing, Wangjing, China. This is going to be the first Hyatt Regency hotel in this key city. The hotel will... Read further
27.12.2013

Two New Properties by Holiday Inn Express in Germany

IHG will open two more hotels in Germany together with its long-time partner Foremost Hospitality HIEX GmbH. The new franchised properties will operate under the Holiday Inn Express brand.... Read further
26.12.2013

First Alpine Hotel by W Hotels

W Hotels has finally marked its presence in Swiss Alps. The brand’s owner, Starwood, opened W Verbier and The Residences at W Verbier. Both the hotels are a part of a large... Read further
25.12.2013

Investors are Still Looking for Hotels in London

It may seem that hotel supply in London doesn’t allow new members come to the market, but investors have another opinion, and they still consider the market the most attractive one as... Read further
24.12.2013

Scotland Yard Building to Become a 5-star Hotel

The building of the legendary police station, Scotland Yard, that is located in Whitehall (London), will soon be turned into a luxury hotel. The building has been leased by Galliard... Read further
23.12.2013

Oakwood Worldwide to Open its Eighth Hotel in Tokyo

Oakwood Worldwide, one of the leading companies in the sphere of serviced apartments and corporate housing in the world, will soon manage one more hotel in Tokyo, increasing the total... Read further
20.12.2013

Two New Hotels in the UK by Choice

Choice Hotels Europe, the company that is part of Choice Hotels International and managing company behind such hotel brands as Clarion, Quality, and Comfort, has announced the launch of two... Read further
19.12.2013

Christmas Preparations of Hotels

Christmas is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved holidays, and special holiday decoration is an essential part of the holiday. Of course, hotels do not stay away from the Christmas... Read further
18.12.2013

Japanese Politicians Want to Legalize Casinos

Lawmakers from the Japanese leading Democratic Party submitted a bill that will allow opening casinos in the country. Now Japan is one step closer to what is expected to become the... Read further
17.12.2013

New Ritz-Carlton Program for Kids

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. has announced the launch of the new program targeted at youngest visitors. The program is organized together with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures... Read further
16.12.2013

Andy Murray to Open a Hotel in Scotland

Andy Murray, tennis legend and Wimbledon champion, will open a hotel next spring. The hotel will be located in the home town of the player – Dunblane, Scotland. The luxury hotel will... Read further
13.12.2013

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